Friday September 1 2017
Juve confirm Chiellini problem

Juventus have confirmed that Giorgio Chiellini has left Italy’s training camp with a calf problem, ruling him out of World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Israel.

Previous reports suggested Chiellini was facing up to three weeks out due to the injury, which would also see the defender miss Juve’s Champions League opener against Barcelona on September 12.

“To begin with, there is news that concerns Giorgio Chiellini, who is on his way back from Coverciano,” read a statement on the Bianconeri’s official website.

“The player reported, during training today, muscular discomfort in his right calf and left the national team’s camp after a first round of clinical and diagnostic tests.”

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