Juventus coach Antonio Conte has received some disappointing news on the injury front in the build-up towards this weekend's Serie A match away against Chievo as he will have to make do without the services of Claudio Marchisio.
The 27-year-old picked up a knock in his side's 2-1 Coppa Italia loss against Lazio earlier this week, and consequently faces a brief spell on the sidelines.
"Claudio Marchisio has undergone an MRI scan after taking a knock to his left hip during yesterday’s training session in Vinovo," a statement on the club's website reads.
"The scan, carried out by Professor Carlo Faletti, ruled out any serious injuries and instead revealed a strain in the midfielder’s obturator externus muscle.
"Marchisio is expected to be out of action for between seven and 10 days."
The midfielder has made 18 Serie A appearances so far this season, netting four goals in the process.