No fewer than 14 players are unavailable for Juventus' Europa League clash with Salzburg tomorrow night, leaving Gigi Del Neri with little room to manoeuvre.
Discounting the players from the Primavera and the fourth choice goalkeeper, Del Neri only has 11 players to choose from in his 25-man squad.
La Gazzetta dello Sport understands it could be worse as well because Felipe Melo and Momo Sissoko trained apart from the rest of the squad yesterday.
Both players were complaining of severe muscle fatigue and it remains to be seen whether Del Neri risks the midfield duo on Thursday evening.
It's now practically certain that Fabio Grosso and Hasan Salihamidzic will be reintegrated into the squad for Sunday's match against Cesena in Serie A.
Del Neri tried Grosso at left-back in training yesterday and also experimented with Salihamidzic on the opposite side, although Simone Pepe is still being given lessons at full-back.