Lewandowski would face Austria in Euro 2008 even with ankle in cast
Polish midfielder Mariusz Lewandowski said he'll face co-hosts Austria at Euro 2008 even with a cast on his ankle, the daily Dziennik reported Wednesday, dpa reported.
The recently-injured footballer missed a training session on Monday but is expected to play in Thursday's Group B game against co- hosts Austria.
The team's doctor will make the final decision Wednesday night, but told Dziennik that Lewandowski's health is improving by the hour, and if that continues he'll be ready for the match with Austria.
Michal Listkiewicz, head of the Polish football federation (PZPN), told Dziennik he's sure Lewandowski will be ready.
"I asked Mariusz if he'll be able to play on Thursday. He assured me he'll take the field, even if he had to put on a cast," Listkiewicz said.