Claudio Marchisio and Kingsley Coman are among those out of tomorrow night’s Juventus-Empoli game.
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There had been fears Marchisio would be out for six to eight months when he picked up a knee injury on international duty, but scans later showed no significant ligament damage.
However, Coach Max Allegri won’t risk throwing him straight into the squad for this weekend’s encounter with his old club Empoli.
Coman is also unavailable, as he sustained a muscular injury while playing for the France Under-21 side.
Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Martin Caceres, Romulo and Kwadwo Asamoah are more long-term absentees.
Juventus squad for Empoli: Buffon, Chiellini, Ogbonna, Pepe, Morata, Tevez, Llorente, Barzagli, De Ceglie, Bonucci, Padoin, Vidal, Vitale, Lichtsteiner, Sturaro, Storari, Matri, Evra, Rubinho, Pereyra, Marrone