Diego injury boost for Juve
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Diego will be on the sidelines for only a week after injuring his thigh, Juventus have confirmed.

The Brazilian playmaker was stretchered off the field during the first half of Saturday's 2-0 win at Lazio and an initial diagnosis had suggested he may be sidelined for a fortnight.

But Juventus said there was no tear in the muscle and that he would need only seven days of treatment before being ready to rejoin the team.

It means he will miss the visit of Bordeaux in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday but chould be fit for the home match against Livorno on Saturday.