Juventus without Mandzukic for three weeks

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is facing three weeks on the sidelines due to a torn thigh muscle.

The Croatia international was substituted during the closing stages of Sunday’s 2-0 Serie A win at Genoaand tests revealed he has suffered a grade-one tear of his right femoral bicep according to the club’s official website, which says the forward will be absent for 20 days.

Mandzukic will miss Wednesday night’s league match against Frosinone and this weekend’s trip to Napoli.

The 29-year-old was on target when Juve beat Manchester City 2-1 in the Champions League last week, but he will miss their next outing in the competition against Sevilla.

Juventus host Bologna before the October round of international fixtures, where Mandzukic will also be considered a doubt for his country’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.

Bianoconeri coach Massimiliano Allegri has a striker shortage on his hands at the Bianconeri, with Alvaro Morata having also sustained an injury at Genoa.

The Spain international departed during the first half due to an abdominal muscle complaint that is being assessed by the club’s medical staff, making him a major doubt for the Frosinone match.