Rosicky gives hope as he resumes training

20 June 2012 01:17

Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky resumed training on Wednesday giving some cause for optimism that he will be able to start Thursday's quarter-final against Portugal in Warsaw, the Czech football association said.

The 31-year-old playmaker has been struggling with an inflamed Achilles tendon injury which kept him out of the final group match (a 1-0 win over Poland) and saw him return to Prague for treatment.

"Rosicky returned to the team after two-days of treatment in Prague and underwent light training," the association said.

"It's still true that we will decide whether he will play or not only before the game," national team spokesman Jaroslav Kolar said on the association website.

Source: AFP