Juventus have confirmed that Andrea Barzagli will be out for “approximately two months” with a dislocated shoulder.
Barzagli was stretchered off in the opening stages of Juve’s 2-1 win against Chievo over the weekend, and subsequent tests have realised both the defender’s and club’s worst fears.
“Andrea Barzagli today checked into J Medical for instrumental tests and orthopaedic consultancy by Dr. Ravera regarding the consequences of the dislocation of his left shoulder, sustained in the Serie A match in Verona,” read a statement on the Bianconeri’s official website.
“The player will have to wear a protective brace for around four weeks. The current prognosis for his return is approximately two months.”
The 35-year-old has already been removed from Italy’s squad for the upcoming international break, but he is now set to miss the remainder of 2016 and faces a fight to be back for Juve’s match against Bologna on January 8.