Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is expected to be out for around 20 days but should be back in time for the clash against Lazio, according to a report from Italian newspaper Tuttosport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today.

The report details how the 33-year-old Italian defender, who is contracted to the Bianconeri until 2024, has been suffering from a thigh issue since last week, and isn’t expected to feature against Porto this evening despite being called up by coach Andrea Pirlo.


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The injury could be more problematic than initially feared, leaving the former AC Milan man sidelined for around 20 days.

Bonucci’s aim is to return in time for the Serie A clash against Lazio, ahead of the Bianconeri’s Champions League Round of 16 second leg against the Portuguese side.

The 33-year-old has made 25 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2119 minutes. In that time, he has scored two goals and helped the side keep nine clean sheets.


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