Matthijs de Ligt doubtful for Juventus’ Champions League match with Atletico Madrid after dislocating his shoulder and having it popped back in
- Matthijs de Ligt is doubtful Juventus’ Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid
- The defender dislocated his shoulder during the 3-1 victory over Atalanta
- Physios popped his shoulder back into place and allowed him to play on
- He bravely made a goal saving clearance to keep Juventus in the match
- Douglas Costa is also sidelined for at least two weeks with a thigh injury
Juventus have confirmed that defender Matthijs De Ligt is a doubt for their Champions League match with Atletico Madrid.
De Ligt, 20, dislocated his shoulder during their 2-1 win over Atalanta but physios popped it back into place and allowed him to finish the match.
He has undergone treatment today and is now a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League match at Allianz Stadium.
Matthijs de Ligt is a doubt for Juventus’ Champions League match after dislocating shoulder
The defender had his shoulder popped back in and played on in their 3-1 win over Atalanta
After bravely staying on the pitch, he made a vital goal line clearance to keep Juve in the match
De Ligt soldiered on through the pain and made a vital goal line block for the Old Lady after a period of sustained Atalanta pressure.
The tenacious defender is not the only injury woe for Maurizio Sarri to deal with as wingers Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi picking up injuries.
Costa is out for two weeks with a thigh strain whilst Bernardeschi needs to be evaluated before Madrid’s visit to Turin after bruising his torso.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Sandro are also sidelined with injury to add to Sarri’s headache.
Juventus can top Group D with a win on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
Douglas Costa picked up a thigh strain injury and is sidelined for at least two weeks