Juventus defender Chiellini sidelined for 20 days

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Turin, April 4 (IANS) Italian football champions Juventus on Monday announced that defender Giorgio Chiellini will be sidelined for 20 days due to a thigh injury.

“Having exited the field of play during the second half of Juventus’ win over Empoli on Saturday evening, Giorgio Chiellini underwent tests this afternoon, which revealed a first-grade tear in the adductor longus muscle in his right thigh,” Juventus said in a statement.

“The defender will be out of action for approximately 20 days.”

Juventus are currently at the top of the Serie A table with 73 points from 31 matches. Second placed Napoli are six points behind Massimilano Allegri-coached Juventus.

Chiellini, 31, had made his comeback from a calf injury in over a month during Serie A game on Saturday against Empoli.

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And now with the thigh injury, he is set to miss at least four games against Milan (April 9), Palermo (April 17), Lazio (April 20) and Fiorentina (April 25).

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