Italy's Giorgio Chiellini (2nd R)) is assisted by medical personel as he leaves the pitch after the injury during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Ireland at the City stadium in Poznan, June 18, 2012. (Photo: REUTERS)
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is a major doubt for their Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev on Sunday and perhaps even the rest of the tournament after suffering a thigh problem.
"The first tests are not great," Italy coach Cesare Prandelli told a news conference on Tuesday when asked if Chiellini could miss the rest of the competition.
"I don't know, we will see."
Chiellini suffered the injury in Monday's 2-0 Group C win over Ireland and was replaced by fellow centre back Leonardo Bonucci.
"Tomorrow I will have some tests to better check the injury but you can be certain that I will do everything to return as soon as possible," Chiellini said on Twitter.
Italy will play whoever wins Group D with France currently in pole position ahead of England and co-hosts Ukraine before Tuesday's final round of matches.
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