Italy captain Buffon, De Sciglio still injured

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and fullback Mattia De Sciglio are still injured and it's not clear whether either will return in time for Friday's World Cup match against Costa Rica. Both players missed the 2-1 win over England on Saturday.

Statuses uncertain for Friday's match against Costa Rica

Gianluigi Buffon remains questionable for Italy's next match at the World Cup with ankle and knee injuries. (Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and fullback Mattia De Sciglio are still injured and it's not clear whether either will return in time for Friday's World Cup match against Costa Rica. 

Italy physician Enrico Castellacci says "I really can't offer a precise prognosis. It's going to be from day-to-day whether they play or not." 

Both players missed the 2-1 win over England on Saturday.

Buffon hurt his left ankle and knee slightly during the final pre-match training session and DeSciglio strained a leg muscle. 

Castellacci says that for Buffon he is "optimistic for a fairly quick recovery," while DeSciglio is still not in condition to train. 

Salvatore Sirigu replaced Buffon against England and GiorgioChiellini played for DeSciglio at left back. 

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