Knee lig­a­ment dam­age for Pirlo

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Ju­ven­tus vet­eran An­drea Pirlo faces miss­ing the rest of 2013 and per­haps the start of next year af­ter the Serie A leader con­firmed on Mon­day he has suf­fered knee lig­a­ment dam­age. Coach An­to­nio Conte ad­mit­ted to fears over Pirlo on Sun­day af­ter the ex­pe­ri­enced mid­fielder hob­bled off 15 min­utes into a 1-0 win over Udi­nese in Turin. Pirlo left the pitch for treat­ment and de­spite re­turn­ing to play on, pain got the bet­ter of the Italy in­ter­na­tional.

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