Ju­ven­tus de­fender Barza­gli out for two months

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Ju­ven­tus have con­firmed that An­drea Barza­gli will be out for “ap­prox­i­mately two months” with a dis­lo­cated shoul­der.

Barza­gli was stretchered off af­ter just a few min­utes dur­ing last Sun­day’s 2-1 win against Chievo, 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 8 Jan­uary.

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