Morata did not suffer muscle tear
Alvaro Morata did not suffer a muscle tear during Juventus' win over Carpi on Sunday. The news will come as a boost for the 23-year-old, who will be hoping to secure a place in Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad for Euro 2016. However, no confirmation was given as to when he will be available for a return to action.
Juventus will be without Stephan Lictsteiner, Mario Mandzukic, Paul Pogba and Hernanes for the trip to Hellas Verona on Sunday due to suspension.
Antonelli suffers tear in calf muscle
AC Milan defender Luca Antonelli faces a spell on the sideline after tearing a calf muscle. The 29-year-old was injured at the conclusion of Milan's draw with Frosinone on Sunday, when he scored from an overhead kick. A statement on the Rossoneri's website read: "AC Milan announces that, at the end of Milan-Frosinone on Sunday, Luca Antonelli suffered a partial tear of the soleus muscle in his right leg. Recovery times will be evaluated based on the evolution of the clinical picture."
Chiellini out with new injury
Defender Giorgio Chiellini is set to spend more time on the sidelines after suffering yet another injury in training. The 31-year-old Italy international, who missed Juventus' 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Sunday, would be out for two to three weeks after sustaining a minor ligament injury to his right knee. Chiellini has been out of action for more than two months this season after being hit with thigh, calf and knee injuries.
Sturaro out of Fiorentina game
Juventus on Friday announced that midfielder Stefano Sturaro has been suffering from mumps and will miss Serie A away game against Fiorentina on Sunday. "Stefano Sturaro underwent a medical check-up today with Doctor Libero Tubino, which revealed a severe case of mumps," Juventus said in a statement. The midfielder will, therefore, rest and receive antibiotic treatment for the next 4-5 days."
Marchisio to return in six months
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio has begun his long road to recovery from a serious knee injury after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. The Italy international faces a six-month layoff after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in Juventus' 4-0 win over Palermo at the weekend and will miss this summer's European Championship. Marchisio has played 23 times in Serie A this season with several minor injuries reducing his number of appearances.
Higuain's ban reduced to three matches
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain's four-match ban for violently protesting on the pitch over his dismissal was cut to three on appeal. The 28-year-old Argentine pushed the referee and shouted at him before being removed from the field by his team mates during Napoli's 3-1 loss to Udinese on April 3. Higuain, who has scored 30 goals in 31 matches, already missed his team's 3-0 win against Verona last weekend. He'll also sit out games against Inter and Bologna, but can now return at Roma on April 25.
Higuain gets four-match ban
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has received a four-game ban for his altercation with a referee during last weekend's 3-1 defeat against Udinese. The Argentine's suspension represents a hammer blow to Napoli's Serie A title hopes with the league's top scorer now due to miss upcoming games against Verona, Inter, Bologna and Roma.
Chiellini suffers fresh injury blow
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is back on the treatment table after making a brief return from injury. The Italy international , 31, missed the whole of March due to calf trouble, but was fit enough to start Saturday's 1-0 Serie A victory over Empoli. Chiellini lasted only 53 minutes before being withdrawn for Juan Cuadrado, though, and and subsequent tests have revealed a thigh injury that will rule him out of action for "around 20 days".
Gonzalo Higuain faces lengthy ban
Napoli's dream of securing a first scudetto since Diego Maradona played his penultimate season with the club in 1990 looks to be slipping away as top scorer Gonzalo Higuain may face a three-match ban. The Argentina striker scored his 30th league goal of the season but was later sent off as Napoli lost 3-1 at Udinese on Sunday. Higuain appeared to push the referee in the chest after being shown his second yellow card in the 75th minute and, overcome with rage, lashed out at team-mates and Napoli officials as they ushered him off the field.
Allegri hopes Chiellini injury is not serious
Massimiliano Allegri is hopeful Giorgio Chiellini's latest injury is not serious after the centre-back limped out of Juventus' 1-0 win against Empoli on Saturday. Mandzukic scored the only goal of the game for Juve shortly before half-time, securing a 20th win in 21 league matches, but the injury to Chiellini threatened to overshadow the result. "Chiellini was fine beforehand and we'll evaluate this latest development, but hope it's nothing serious," Allegri said, adding that Chiellini's replacement Daniele Rugani impressed against his former club.
Chiellini returns to first-team training
Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini returned to first-team training on Wednesday, signalling the next step in his recovery from a calf injury suffered in February. Chiellini, 31, picked up a calf injury in the final 15 minutes of Juve's 2-0 win over Frosinone on Feb. 7. The Italy international returned briefly, but lasted just 36 minutes against Inter on Feb. 28 and has been out of action since.
Bonucci injury blow for Juventus
Leonardo Bonucci left the pitch on a stretcher during the friendly match between Italy and Germany with what looks like a serious injury, leaving Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri anxiously awaiting the test results. "I heard a crack and I was in a bit of pain," the Juventus defender told reporters after the game. "I do not know exactly where I got hurt. It could be anything. We'll see what the tests say tomorrow and what happens next."