Sunday January 22 2012
Pepe and Marchisio suffer sprains

Simone Pepe and Claudio Marchisio have been diagnosed with sprains, though the Juventus winger came off worse with ligament damage.

Both players went off during last night’s 2-0 win away to Atalanta and the club released a statement this morning on their condition.

Marchisio suffered a slight sprain of his right knee and tests showed no ligament damage.

Pepe was stretchered off and has been diagnosed with a sprained right ankle with slight anterior ligament damage.

Both players will be evaluated over the next few days to determine how long they’ll be out for, but it seems safe to say neither will recover in time for Tuesday’s Coppa Italia clash against Roma.