Juventus defender Martin Caceres is set to spend four weeks on the sidelines with a thigh muscle problem.
The Uruguay international was substituted at half-time during the ‘Bianconeri’s 3-2 Italian Serie A derby win over AS Roma at the weekend.
Subsequent scans have revealed the 27-year-old now faces a period on the sidelines.
“Martin Caceres underwent medical tests after departing Sunday’s clash with Roma due to an injury sustained during the closing stages of the first half,” said a statement on Juve’s official website.
“These examinations have revealed a first-second degree tear of the semitendinosus muscle in the defender’s left thigh. He is expected to be out of action for approximately four weeks.”