Tuesday July 22 2014
Morata faces 40 days out

Alvaro Morata is reportedly facing at least a month on the sidelines for Juventus, after suffering a sprained left knee in training.

The new arrival from Real Madrid’s first session with his new club ended in disappointment yesterday afternoon in suffering the injury, which was later confirmed on Juve’s official club website.

Whilst the Bianconeri reported in a brief statement that he will be assessed, the Gazzetta dello Sport speculate that Morata is facing between 30 and 40 days on the sidelines.

This is apparently due to concern over potential damage to the collateral ligament in the joint. Tests today will determine recovery time more accurately and if surgery is required. If it is, any period out could treble in length.

The player later took to his Instagram account to post a picture of himself and the words: “For all those who laugh at the misfortune of others…a very very strong kiss and good luck in life.”

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