Juventus confirm Mandzukic thigh injury

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is facing up to three weeks on the treatment table after suffering a thigh injury in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Genoa.

The Croatia international has been ruled out of contention for Juve's Champions League clash with Sevilla next week after undergoing an injury scan on Monday.

However, the Italian champions have received a bit of good news after it was confirmed Alvaro Morata's abdominal injury is not as bad as was initially thought.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Missing out on training today were strike duo Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata, who were both subjected to medical examinations after reporting injuries during the win over Genoa.

"The Croatian forward's tests revealed a first-grade tear of the bicep femoris muscle in his right thigh, which will require a recovery period of 20 days.

"Morata's medical checks ruled out any serious muscle damage in the abdominal region and his condition will continue to be monitored over the coming days."

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