Juventus lose Chiesa until after Christmas break

Juventus confirm Federico Chiesa is out until after Christmas with a thigh injury, while Weston McKennie’s condition is less serious.

Both players limped off during yesterday’s 1-0 Serie A home defeat to Atalanta at the Allianz Juventus Stadium in Turin.

They both had tests at the J-Medical centre this morning.

A statement notes that Chiesa was diagnosed with a low-grade tear to the femoral bicep in his left thigh.

His return is predicted for after the Christmas break, meaning he’ll be out for over a month.

As for McKennie, the examinations ruled out any lesions to the right knee ligaments.

His condition will be monitored on a daily basis.

This represents a bad blow for Max Allegri and the Bianconeri, who are already seven points adrift of fourth place in the Serie A standings.

They have booked their spot in the Champions League Round of 16, but were hammered 4-0 by Chelsea midweek at Stamford Bridge.

2 Comments on “Juventus lose Chiesa until after Christmas break”

  1. Bad luck for Chiesa, but Juve have been expecting too much from him. There are players like Kean, Kulusevski and Kaoi Jorge who deserve more playing time

  2. Terrible news for us and do not believe that our next few games are a walk in the park. Knowing this Allegri and the players as well, they will struggle and make hard work of those teams. I would not even be surprised if we drop points away to Salernitana. Remember last season and Empoli this year. I am at peace as top 4 is a pipe dream. We are better to have no Champions League football and start totally from ground zero.

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