Thursday December 6 2012
Pepe 'out for a long time'

Juventus have warned Simone Pepe “will have to be out of action for a long time yet” after he suffered a tear to the same thigh muscle.

The winger has already barely stepped on to the field this season due to the left thigh strain, but had been preparing for a proper comeback.

However, today the club website released a statement confirming “Pepe will have to be out of action for a long time yet.

“Over the last few days, the player suffered a new muscular problem at the semi-membrane level of the left thigh.

“It is a I-II degree lesion in the area of the previous lesion, which had healed. To avoid further setbacks, he will have a period of complete rest and treatment, so will only return when his condition is completely healed.”

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