Dybala suffers ankle injury
Juventus star Paulo Dybala asked for a substitution after picking up a knock during the Serie A match against Pescara on Sunday. While the severity of the issue isn't clear at this point, any knock is bad news with an eye on the return match against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. Dybala has grown into a crucial figure at the Juventus Stadium since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2015.
Pasalic to miss the derby through suspension
Inter midfielder Mario Pasalic will miss next weekends Milan derby through suspension. The Croatian went in to Sunday's game with Palermo one booking shy of suspension and picked up a yellow card on the 20th minute.
Juve without Mandzukic
Juventus have left forward Mario Mandzukic out of their squad to face Napoli in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semifinal on Wednesday. Mandzukic played all 90 minutes for Juve against the same opponents in Serie A on Sunday, but will not be able to play in the cup after picking up a knock to his knee.
Coach Max Allegri called Juan Cuadrado into the squad as Juventus look to defend their 3-1 aggregate lead.
Ankle sprain for Gagliardini
Inter midfielder Roberto Gagliardini suffers the injury late in the first half of Monday's game against Sampdoria. He took a knock on his ankle after a collison and was subsequently replaced by Geoffrey Kondogbia at half time. The initial assessment from Inter's medical staff is that he has sprained his right ankle.
Reina doubtful for Juve match
Reports in Italy suggest goalkeeper Pepe Reina is still a doubt for Napoli's match with Juventus. Reina was forced to withdraw from the Spain squad with a calf injury and he will face a fitness test ahead of Sunday's game against the Serie A leaders. On a brighter note, Marek Hamsik is ready to play. The Napoli captain suffered severe bruising while representing Slovakia against Malta.
Dybala and Mandzukic doubtful
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has lost Marko Pjaca for the rest of the season and has Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic as potential doubt for the trip to Napoli over the weekend. Mandzukic reportedly did not train alongside the rest of his teammates after suffering an inflammation of his knee in training on Wednesday. Dybala had to be taken off against Sampdoria 10 days ago with a strain, and then for precaution he was not picked to play for Argentina, although he did make the trip to South America.
Season over for Marko Pjaca
Juventus will be without forward Marko Pjaca for the rest of the season after the Croatia international tore his anterior cruciate ligaments while on international duty. Pjaca, 21, was carried off on a stretcher after twisting his knee badly when he got his foot caught in the pitch during Croatia's 3-0 friendly defeat against Estonia. The time frame placed on Pjaca's injury is thought to be between six and eight months.
Pjaca injured in Croatia friendly
Juventus winger Marko Pjaca had to be subbed off in Croatia's friendly with Estonia in the 63rd minute and was stretchered off of the field. Initial reports varied from ankle injury to the cruciate ligament being torn, no official word has been released by Juventus yet or the Croatian federation but it appears that both teams are bracing for the worst.
Abate ruled out for the season
Defender Ignazio Abate has been ruled out for the rest of the season, AC Milan have announced through their official website. "AC Milan announces that Ignazio Abate, after several medical examinations in Italy, went to Miami for an expert medical opinion in relation to the blunt forced trauma to his left eye suffered in the match against Sassuolo, last 26th February. The results of the visit are positive and the recovery is proceeding smoothly. Therapies will give Abate the opportunity to resume competitive activity during the summer preparation phase for the 2017/2018 season", the statement reads.
Dybala set to recover for Barca match
Juventus have been sweating over the fitness of Argentinian star Paulo Dybala who picked a muscle injury earlier last week but was allowed to travel to South America to join his national team. Tests confirmed that he could miss Argentina's next game against Chile but could play the following one against Bolivia, therefore Dybla should be eligible to play games against Napoli and Barcelona in April after the international break.
Dybala forced off with injury
Paulo Dybala was forced off with what appeared to be a muscular injury in the first half of Juventus' Serie A clash with Sampdoria. Dybala dropped to the ground while standing alone near the centre circle, eventually getting back to his feet to walk down the tunnel after 28 minutes. Juve will be hopeful no serious damage has been done with the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final against Napoli and a Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona coming up next month.
Benatia suffers injury
Juventus centre-back Mehdi Benatia sustained a knock to the adductor muscle region in his right thigh during Tuesday's Champions League match against Porto. While not a serious injury, the defender's condition will be assessed on a daily basis over the course of next week.