Juventus' Chiellini could face lengthy layoff

December 19, 2012

Juventus fears key defender Giorgio Chiellini could be sidelined for three months after pulling up in training on Wednesday.

Chiellini limped out of the practice session with what Juventus describes as a ''muscle problem in his right thigh.''

The club will evaluate his condition in the next 48 hours.

Italian media reports Chiellini has likely torn a muscle in his thigh, which could put the Italy defender out of action for three months.


The defending champion could now be forced to sign a new defender in January after rescinding the contract of center back Lucio earlier in the week.