Bendtner facing long absence
Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner could be sidelined for up to
three months after damaging his leg against Cagliari on Wednesday
The on-loan Arsenal forward was forced to leave the pitch before
half-time in a 1-0 Coppa Italia victory and medical tests revealed
the extent of the injury.
A statement on juventus.com read: “Nicklas Bendtner has
undergone an MRI scan and ultrasound that have revealed a lesion on
his left adductor tendon.
“The prognosis will become clearer after further examinations
which the Danish striker will undergo in the coming days.”
Bendtner has struggled to make an impact for the Italian
champions – failing to score in eight appearances – but his
protracted absence will leave the Serie A leaders light on numbers
up front, with only Fabio Quagliarella, Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian
There was better news on midfielder Arturo Vidal, who complained
of pain in his right knee during the game, with an MRI scan
revealing light bruising.