Friday November 5 2010
Del Neri has defensive headache

Juventus' injury crisis is so bad that 18-year-old Frederik Hillesborg Sorensen may have to start in defence on Sunday.

The young Dane, signed from Second Division Lyngby over the summer, is in contention to play after Nicola Legrottaglie picked up an injury on Thursday.

The latter's loss is the latest blow to a defence which has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks.

Giorgio Chiellini suffered a physical problem in the warm-up at Milan last Saturday, while fellow centre-back Leandro Rinaudo is also sidelined.

Add in the fact that full-backs Zdenek Grygera, Paolo De Ceglie and Armand Traore are unavailable too and Del Neri has a defence to invent.

The only certainties right now are that Marco Motta will start on the right, with Leonardo Bonucci in the centre.

At left-back, Fabio Grosso could be re-integrated although there is the option of fielding Simone Pepe there instead.

If Sorensen doesn't convince Del Neri of his ability ahead of the Cesena tie, then there is the possibility of fielding central midfielder Felipe Melo at the back.

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