Football: Pelle's foot injury not serious, available for Sweden game

Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been cleared to play Friday's Group E match against Sweden after suffering a foot injury on Monday (June 13).
Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been cleared to play Friday's Group E match against Sweden after suffering a foot injury on Monday (June 13).PHOTO: REUTERS

MONTPELLIER (REUTERS) - Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been cleared to play Friday's Group E match against Sweden, after suffering a foot injury in their Euro 2016 opener against Belgium on Monday.

Pelle, who scored the team's second goal in Monday's 2-0 win, hurt his foot during the football match and missed training the following morning.

The Southampton player underwent tests in Montpellier on Tuesday night and it revealed no damage.

"Pelle underwent tests for a knock on his foot sustained on Monday. The test results have been negative," the Italian Football Federation tweeted.

Pelle, who also dislocated a finger on his left hand against the Belgians, is expected to train on Wednesday.

Italy will finish the group stage against Ireland in Lille on June 22.