Champions League: Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci set to miss first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid with ankle sprain

  • ntus defender Leonardo Bonucci could miss the Italian team's Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Atletico Madrid after the club confirmed on Monday he has suffered an ankle sprain

  • The 31-year-old went off injured after half an hour in Sunday's 2-1 win over Lazio in Rome

  • Bonucci returned to Juventus this season after an unsuccessful year at AC Milan and has reestablished himself as one of Massimiliano Allegri's key players

Milan: Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci could miss the Italian team's Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Atletico Madrid after the club confirmed on Monday he has suffered an ankle sprain.

 Champions League: Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci set to miss first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid with ankle sprain

File image of Leonardo Bonucci. Reuters

The 31-year-old went off injured after half an hour in Sunday's 2-1 win over Lazio in Rome. "Bonucci suffered a sprained right ankle ... around the joint capsule," Juventus said in a statement.

According to reports, the defender could be out of action for up to a month. The Italy international has already begun treatment but could miss the Champions League tie in Madrid on 20 February. The second leg will be in Turin o 12n March.

Bonucci returned to Juventus this season after an unsuccessful year at AC Milan and has reestablished himself as one of Massimiliano Allegri's key players.

Updated Date: Jan 28, 2019 20:17:49 IST