Juventus' Sami Khedira injures hamstring, could miss start of Serie A season

August 1, 2015

Serie A champion Juventus suffered a potentially serious blow when Sami Khedira was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of the team's preseason friendly against Marseille on Saturday.

The club's medical staff appeared greatly concerned by the condition of the German international, who slumped to the ground clutching his hamstring. After a lengthy delay, the 28-year-old was taken from the field and replaced by former Genoa man Stefano Sturaro. It is the second time the midfielder has been hit by a muscle injury since arriving from Real Madrid in June. 

Khedira's injury scare will be a major concern for Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri with the start of the Serie A season just three weeks away. The Turin side is due to travel to China next week to face Lazio in the Supercoppa Italiana.

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