Monday January 28 2019
Bonucci out for a month?

There are reports Leonardo Bonucci could be out of action for a month with a sprained ankle, changing the Juventus transfer strategy.

The defender seemed to sprain his ankle early into the 2-1 victory over Lazio last night, but tried to play on through the pain for another 20 minutes before giving in.

He was seen leaving the Stadio Olimpico on crutches and is undergoing tests this morning.

A statement from the Juventus medical staff confirmed Bonucci has “sprained his right ankle, affecting the ligament and ankle joint. He has already begun treatment.”

According to the latest reports, it’s believed Bonucci could be out of action for a month.

That would practically rule him out of the Champions League Round of 16 ties against Atletico Madrid.

It might also prompt a rethink of Juve’s transfer strategy, as Medhi Benatia is on his way to Qatar for Al-Duhail.

Martin Caceres has already arrived from Lazio at a cost of €600,000 and can play at centre-back or full-back.