A scan has confirmed that Juventus striker Amauri will be out for at least six weeks after suffering a knee injury.
The Italy international of Brazilian descent has torn the collateral medial ligament in his left knee.
After a visit to the Fornaca clinic in Turin this morning, Juventus' medical staff have concluded that Amauri will need between 40 and 50 days to recover from his latest setback.
The news couldn't possibly come at a worse time for the former Palermo striker amid increased speculation about his future.
Juventus were said to be considering signing another striker in the January transfer window because of his lack of goals and will now almost certainly do so.