Chiellini Out Until March With Muscle Injury

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Just as Leonardo Bonucci gets set to make his return from injury, Max Allegri is set to be without another one of Juventus’ most-experienced defenders for the next few weeks.

Juventus announced Tuesday that captain Giorgio Chiellini — who was subbed off late in Sunday night’s win over Hellas Verona — has, as is rather familiar to all of us, suffered another muscle injury, this time in the form of a low-grade calf strain.

Juventus’ statement was far from extensive and didn’t lay out any sort of official timetable for his return, but it is expected that Chiellini will miss at least a couple of weeks — which, considering we’re currently in the shortest month of the year, would mean a March return is probably the most likely scenario.

Juve’s brief update on Chiellini after he underwent scans at J Medical went as follows: “Giorgio Chiellini underwent radiological scans at J | Medical today, which revealed a low-grade lesion of the deep musculature of the left calf.”