Giorgio Chiellini is expected to be back for Juve’s clash with AC Milan, however Alex Sandro is the latest Bianconeri player to pick up an injury.
Chiellini was substituted in Juve’s 0-0 draw against SPAL at the weekend and while initial reports suggested he may miss up to two weeks of the season, Juventus have since confirmed that his injury is nothing serious – A statement on the clubs official site gave a timely update on this status:
“Giorgio Chiellini has undergone tests on the muscular injury to his right thigh flexors, sustained in the match against Spal and because of which he yesterday left the training camp of the national team. What has emerged is a situation which is nothing serious but which, however, requires daily monitoring. The player has already started physiotherapy and will be re-evaluated next week.”
The veteran defender is expected to return in time for Juve’s Serie A match against AC Milan and the all important Champions League quarter final match against reining champions, Real Madrid.
On a more negative note, Alex Sandro was forced to pull out of a training session with the Brazil national side after picking up a thigh injury.
The full-back is expected to be assessed later today, however reports from Brazil suggest he will return to Turin immediately as Brazil Coach Tite has called up Shakhtar Donetsk left-back, Ismaily.
Substituição na #SeleçãoBrasileira! Com lesão muscular na coxa, Alex Sandro teve que ser desconvocado. Para a vaga, Tite chamou Ismaily, do Shakhtar Donetsk. Seja bem-vindo! ⚽🇧🇷 #GigantesPorNatureza pic.twitter.com/X35kftauIn
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) March 20, 2018