Italy and Juventus star Pirlo out until new year
Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo is expected to be
sidelined until the new year with damaged knee ligaments.
Pirlo limped out of Sunday’s 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13
Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he
has ”a second-degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament in
his right knee.”
The club has not revealed how long Pirlo will be out for, but an
injury of this type normally takes at least a month to recover
Juventus plays Bologna, Sassuolo and Atalanta in the Italian
league before the winter break and also has a crucial final
Champions League group match at Galatasaray.
Pirlo has been instrumental in Juventus winning the past two
Serie A titles.