Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini faces a race against time to be fit for Juventus’ Serie A opener against Udinese after sustaining a hamstring injury.
The Italy international was withdrawn eight minutes into Juve’s 2-1 friendly win over Lechia Gdansk on Wednesday before being diagnosed with an injury to his right leg.
As such, Chiellini is expected to be out for 20 days – effectively ruling him out of Juve’s Supercoppa Italiana clash with Lazio next weekend and leaving him little time to regain fitness ahead of the season-opener a fortnight later.
Chiellini was forced to sit out Juve’s UEFA Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in June with a calf injury.
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