Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira could be sidelined for the first leg of his side’s last-16 Champions League clash with Bayern München due to a thigh injury.
Khedira is expected to be out of action for two to three weeks after he tore his thigh muscle. With Juventus’ Champions League match against Bayern coming on February 23, Khedira will be in a race against time to be fully fit for the first leg.
However, Khedira, who has been plagued with injuries this season, has already been ruled out of Juventus’ Serie A clash with Genoa on Wednesday.
“Absent from tomorrow’s match at Juventus Stadium is Sami Khedira,” a Juventus statement said.
“After reporting continued discomfort in his right thigh after the game against Chievo, the midfielder underwent a series of medical tests.
“These revealed a torn adductor longus muscle which is expected to keep Khedira sidelined for two to three weeks.”
Injuries have limited Khedira to just 15 appearances in all competitions this season, but prior to his thigh injury, the 28-year-old seemed to have overcome his injury woes as he started in seven out of Juventus’ last 10 matches in all competitions.