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Bendtner blow for Juventus

Published: Thursday 13 December 2012, 19.53CET
Juventus forward Nicklas Bendtner faces a race to be fit for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after suffering a thigh injury in Wednesday night's Coppa Italia tie.
Bendtner blow for Juventus
Nicklas Bendtner is carried off against Cagliari ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 13 December 2012, 19.53CET

Bendtner blow for Juventus

Juventus forward Nicklas Bendtner faces a race to be fit for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after suffering a thigh injury in Wednesday night's Coppa Italia tie.

Juventus are set to lose Nicklas Bendtner for a long spell after the Denmark striker suffered a thigh injury during the 1-0 win against Cagliari Calcio on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old, who has appeared eight times in Serie A and once in the UEFA Champions League since joining Juve on loan from Arsenal FC in the summer, underwent tests after being forced off after 45 minutes of the Coppa Italia round of 16 game.

"Scans revealed damage to the tendon of his left adductor," a Juventus statement read. "His condition will be evaluated again in the next few days when he will undergo further tests."

Bendtner is expected to be sidelined for two to three months, meaning he will face a race against time to be fit for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in February. Juventus will find out their opponents when the draw takes place on 20 December.

Last updated: 14/12/12 11.21CET

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