Juventus coach Del Neri shocked by injury crisis

Juventus boss Gigi del Neri admits they're fighting an injury crisis.

Juventus boss Gigi del Neri admits they're fighting an injury crisis.

The squad is decimated for Sunday’s meeting with Cesena, as there were two new additions to the list that already includes Jorge Martinez, Paolo De Ceglie, Armand Traoré, Gigi Buffon, Alex Manninger, Giorgio Chiellini, Leandro Rinaudo and Davide Lanzafame.

“Milos Krasic needs 20 to 25 days to recover from his thigh strain, while for Nicola Legrottaglie it’ll take a bit longer,” sighed the Coach in his Press conference.

This rules both out of the big games against Roma, Genoa and Fiorentina.

“At least Vincenzo Iaquinta is available, though obviously he can’t play from the start after coming back from such a long time off with a muscular problem. It doesn’t take Einstein to know Fabio Grosso will play left-back and I think he’ll do well.

“We mustn’t think about the injuries, instead taking it one game at a time. Everything is going wrong, but I hope we have the right character to stay united and support the team. Our youngsters will help us out.

“The training methods have nothing to do with it, as only two are out with muscular injuries. The other 10 are from trauma on the pitch. We are simply unlucky.”

 
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