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Pirlo provides an injury update on Dybala

Paulo Dybala, Juventus
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The Juventus forward was forced off with an injury during Sunday’s victory over Sassuolo in Serie A.

Paulo Dybala suffered a knee injury during Juventus’ match against Sassuolo on Sunday, says Andrea Pirlo.

The Argentine, who started his third successive game, lasted just 43 minutes before sustaining his injury. Pirlo replaced him with Dejan Kulusevski, with the club going on to win the match 3-1 over in Turin.

But the Juventus manager was unable to provide a positive update on Dybala afterward, conceding only time will tell how his knee problem plays out.

“Dybala has a blunt trauma a little below the knee,” Pirlo told Sky Italia. “We’ll see how it is in the next few days, but we hope it is nothing serious.”

Another player to be withdrawn before half-time was Weston McKennie, who had an awkward fall. Aaron Ramsey, who scored Juve’s second goal of the game, stepped in for the American midfielder. But, much like Dybala, Pirlo couldn’t offer much information.

“McKennie already had a slight muscular problem yesterday and he felt it again after the back-heel flick, so he stopped,” he said.

Dybala and McKennie were both seen arriving at the J Medical center on Monday morning to undergo tests on their respective injuries.

Juventus will hope the pair make quick recoveries ahead of a Coppa Italia clash with Genoa coming up on Wednesday.

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