Juventus will end the year without Mirko Vucinic after he was sidelined for the next 20 days with injury.
The forward, recently used wide left by boss Antonio Conte, picked up a problem in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Cesena.
Vucinic underwent a scan on Tuesday which confirmed a strain to his right thigh and the club have confirmed that he’ll need three weeks to recover.
The Montenegro international joined the Old Lady in the summer after Roma accepted a €15m offer for his services.
Vucinic will thus miss Thursday’s Coppa Italia game against Bologna, as well as the pre-Christmas Serie A games against Roma, Novara and Udinese.
The former Lecce player is hoping to be ready for the Week 17 trip to Lecce when the top-flight resumes in 2012.