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Bonucci: Juventus confirm ankle injury

Juventus go to Atlético Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League on 20 February and Leonardo Bonucci may be a doubt for that first leg.

Bonucci: Juventus confirm ankle injury
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Leonardo Bonucci has suffered an ankle injury, Serie A champions Juventus have confirmed.

The defender started Sunday's 2-1 win at Lazio but had to be replaced before half time, having tried to play on after being hurt early in the game.

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Juve announced in a medical update on Monday that Bonucci has sprained his right ankle and reports have claimed he could be out of action for as long as a month.

The Italy international may therefore be a doubt for the first leg of Juve's last-16 Champions League tie with Atlético Madrid on 20 February. The second leg will be held in Turin on 12 March.

Bonucci is one of Juve's key players, the 31-year-old starting 17 games in Serie A this term, with Massimiliano Allegri's men seeking to clinch an eighth consecutive title.

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