Thursday March 31 2011
Chiellini out for a month

Juventus are hit with terrible news, as Giorgio Chiellini will be out for a month after the thigh strain suffered on international duty.

The defender pulled up during the opening minutes of Italy's 2-0 win in Ukraine on Tuesday.

This afternoon the official Bianconeri website confirmed the worst case scenario.

“Tests showed a first degree lesion of the muscle in the right thigh. The prognosis for a complete recovery is 30 days.”

It is a huge blow for Juventus, who are in seventh place and struggling to qualify for Europe.

Alessandro Del Piero is also a major risk for Sunday's Serie A clash with Roma, along with Jorge Martinez and Armand Traoré.

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