Juventus has confirmed the Argentine forward, Gonzalo Higuain is currently ruled out through injury as key players are looking to miss out of the Serie A competitions.
Juventus forward, Gonzalo Higuain became the latest player to suffer an injury as Serie A prepared to return this month. Higuain pulled up in training on Thursday and Juventus announced in a short statement the Argentine had injured his thigh.
“During today’s training session, Gonzalo Higuain suffered a muscle strain on the posterior region of his right thigh. The tests performed at JMedical have ruled out any lesions. His condition will be monitored in the coming days.”
Italy’s top soccer league is scheduled to resume on June 20. But, Juventus will be involved in the Italian Cup the week before, with the second leg of its semifinal against AC Milan before a potential final in Rome on June 17.
Higuain is set to miss the opening games of the Serie A restart. In Milan, the club has provided an update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s progress after he suffered a calf injury.
The Argentine, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Chelsea scored five goals in 23 Serie A appearances this season.
More Serie A injuries
Ibrahimovic has been of importance in AC Milan after he rejoined the club from LA Galaxy. However, he picked up a calf injury in training last month. This means he will miss out on the season restart.
It had been reported the Swedish striker had suffered a knee ligament injury that would have ended his season. However, Milan was quick to say the knock was less serious and he is now making progress.
Elsewhere, title rivals, Lazio also suffered a scare on Thursday. Key midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic picked up a knee injury with reports claiming it was just a blow and he only needs to rest for a few days.
Milinkovic-Savic is a key figure in Lazio’s surprise title tilt with four goals and five assists in 25 games this season.
The Serie A campaign is shaping up to be a fascinating end to the season in Italy. Juventus and Lazio are virtually necks to neck as they aim to clinch the Scudetto. Perennial champions, Juve, lead the table with 63 points. Roma, who has not won the league since 2000 under Sven-Goran Eriksson following with a point behind.