Monday March 17 2014
Barzagli and Peluso injured

Bad news for Juventus, as Andrea Barzagli’s calf problem is continuing and Federico Peluso has a thigh strain.

Barzagli pulled out in the warm-up of last night’s 1-0 victory against Genoa, complaining of a recurring left calf problem.

Tests “revealed increased inflammation in the region. His condition will continue to be monitored over the coming days.”

It has been a recurring issue with Barzagli, so the medical staff don’t want to risk pushing his recovery too quickly, especially with the World Cup looming on the horizon.

There are some reports the centre-back could be out of action for 3-4 weeks.

Meanwhile, Peluso had left Genoa last night because of flu symptoms, but those masked the pain from a muscular complaint he had in training on Saturday.

Tests today showed a first-grade tear of the adductor longus thigh muscle and he’ll be sidelined for several weeks.

However, Carlos Tevez is back in training and should be fit to start Thursday’s Europa League match with Fiorentina.