Thursday January 24 2013
Pirlo and Bonucci problems

Andrea Pirlo and Leonardo Bonucci remain major doubts to feature for Juventus against Genoa on Saturday evening.

The Bianconeri welcome Genoa to Turin at 19.45 GMT on Saturday and continue to struggle with injuries.

Pirlo is still not 100 per cent fit due to a right calf problem and could well be rested so as not to risk further setbacks so close to the Champions League ties.

Bonucci limped off in evident pain during the first half of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Lazio on Tuesday.

The defender has a bruised hip after falling awkwardly and is undergoing physiotherapy, but there are reports he could grit his teeth to play on.

Bonucci revealed his injury status with a message on Twitter that included the hashtag #SeekingNewHip.

Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco are also carrying knocks and will need to be evaluated tomorrow.

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