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Di Maria sidelined with injury after Juve debut

The 34-year-old Argentine international opened the scoring and set up another goal in Juve's 3-0 victory over Sassuolo on Monday before he was withdrawn in the 66th minute.

Juventus' Angel Di Maria in action during the Italian serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo at the Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

Juventus forward Angel Di Maria suffered a thigh muscle injury on his Serie A debut and will out of action for at least 10 days, the Turin-based club said on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Argentine international opened the scoring and set up another goal in Juve’s 3-0 victory over Sassuolo on Monday before he was withdrawn in the 66th minute.

“Di Maria underwent scans this morning … which revealed a low-grade lesion of the adductor longus muscle of the left thigh,” Juventus said on their website.

“The extent of the injury will be re-evaluated in 10 days.”

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Di Maria is set to miss Juve’s next game at Sampdoria on Monday and could be out for the visit of AS Roma on Aug. 27.

First published on: 16-08-2022 at 11:42:51 pm
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