Amauri sidelined for Juventus

Published Nov. 18, 2010 7:42 p.m. ET

Juventus have suffered a huge blow with news that striker Amauri will be out of action until the new year.

Tests confirmed the Brazil-born player has damaged a ligament on his left knee.

Amauri, who recently recovered from a left thigh injury that had kept him out of action for a month, was hurt during Thursday's training session.

A statement from the club read: "Amauri's estimated time for recovery is 40 to 50 days."

Amauri's injury could not have come at a worse time for the Juventus coach Luigi Del Neri, with eight players also unavailable through injury.

Amauri will miss five Serie A games, including Sunday's trip to Genoa as well as the Europa League Group A matches at Lech Poznan and at home to Manchester City.