Buffon ruled out for a month

Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Wednesday ruled out of action for a month with a thigh injury, his club said.

The 32-year-old, who missed over a month earlier in the season after an operation on his knee, was injured during training on Tuesday.

He will miss world champions Italy's friendly against Cameroon in Monaco next Wednesday.

Left-back Fabio Grosso - like Buffon a member of the Italy team that captured the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ - also picked up a muscule injury and has been ruled out of Thursday's UEFA Europa League game against Ajax in Turin.