Juventus defender Cancelo undergoes knee surgery

Juventus will likely be without Joao Cancelo for some weeks after he had surgery to correct a meniscus problem.

Joao Cancelo is expected to be out of action until at least mid-January.   -  Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Joao Cancelo has undergone successful surgery on his right knee, Juventus has confirmed.

The Portugal international had a medial selective meniscectomy at the Clinica Sedes Sapientiae in Turin on Friday.

The full-back is expected to be out of action until at least the middle of January.

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Cancelo has been one of Juve's standout performers since joining from Valencia in a €40.4million deal.

He has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Massimiliano Allegri's side.

The Serie A leader, which has won 14 and drawn one of its first 15 league games this term, faces city rival Torino on Saturday.

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