Juventus full-back Dani Alves endured a broken leg during the 3-1 setback against Genoa on Sunday, an injury that will probably sideline him for a lot of time.
The Brazilian was stretchered off after an impact with barely 10 minutes remaining, leaving Juventus with 10 men after they had officially made three substitutions.
News of the damage came through the Old Lady’s official site. Per the report, he cracked the fibula bone in his left leg. Defender Leonardo Bonucci also suffered a strain to the flexor muscles, per the club report.
The club report said: “Juventus pair Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci have undergone preliminary medical examinations after they were withdrawn prematurely from Sunday’s match against Genoa.
“The former was immediately taken to hospital where it was revealed that the Brazilian had fractured the fibula of his left leg.
“Bonucci meanwhile was taken off after straining the flexor muscles in his thigh.
“The respective conditions of both players will continue to be monitored in the coming days.”
The Italian champions were overwhelmed by Diego Simeone’s son in a stunning defeat as their typically dependable backline went into disrepair. In what is asserted to be one of their most exceedingly awful defensive shows ever, Giovanni Simeone hit two as the hosts killed the play following 29 minutes. Eventually, Genoa won by a thumping 3-1 at their home ground.
The Serie A leaders had utilised every one of the three subs when Alves softened his leg up a cumbersome test on Lucas Ocampos.
Globo Esporte in Brazil suggest the Juventus defender could be out for up to four months. With Andrea Barzagli is out until 2017 with a dislocated shoulder and Giorgio Chiellini has been in and out of the team all season with repeated muscular problems, the situation in defence is becoming a real concern for Allegri.
However, Juventus is aiming for a sixth Serie A title in a row as the Old Lady lead the standings by four points from AS Roma and AC Milan.