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Juventus also deprived of goalkeeper Szczesny for recovery

Juventus Turin, already handicapped by injuries to Paul Pogba, Federico Chiesa and Weston McKennie, will also start the Serie A season in a week without their Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, injured in the thigh. “Tek” felt “annoyance at the end of the first half of the (friendly) match against Atlético Madrid” (0-4) on Sunday, the bianconero club said on Monday. The examinations revealed a lesion of the “adductor muscle of the left thigh” which will require 20 days of stoppage, according to Juve.

This injury is in addition to the other absences from which the “Old Lady” is already suffering, in particular those of French star rookie Paul Pogba (knee, return scheduled for mid-September), American midfielder Weston McKennie (shoulder, absent until the end of August ) and Italian winger Federico Chiesa (recovering from his serious knee injury in early 2022). The Bianconeri will also be deprived for the first day of Serie A, August 15 at home against Sassuolo, of two suspended players: striker Moise Kean and French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The latter could also leave by the end of the month, according to some Italian media, which refer in particular to ongoing discussions with Manchester United.

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