Juventus confirms broken leg for Dani Alves

Dani Alves was carried off on a stretcher with 14 minutes left to play at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, after hurting himself following a clumsy challenge on Lucas Ocampos.

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Dani Alves being substituted after suffering a serious leg break during the 3-1 Serie A loss to Genoa on Sunday.

Juventus has announced that Dani Alves suffered a serious leg break during the 3-1 Serie A loss to Genoa on Sunday. The former Barcelona full-back was carried off on a stretcher with 14 minutes left to play at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, after hurting himself following a clumsy challenge on Lucas Ocampos.

Tests have now revealed that he has sustained a compound fracture and is therefore likely to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with further examinations set to take place on Monday. "The first assessments carried in hospital have revealed a compound fracture of the fibula of his left leg, which will be re-evaluated tomorrow [Monday]," a Juventus statement confirmed.

Leonardo Bonucci is also set for tests back in Turin after he picked up a thigh muscle injury in the shock defeat. "With regard to Leonardo Bonucci, a strain to the left thigh was detected, which will also be reassessed," the club said.

Two goals from Giovanni Simeone - the son of Atletico Madrid head coach Diego - helped Genoa to a win that means Juve's lead at the top of Serie A remains at four points.

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