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Juve defender Benedikt Hoewedes suffers new injury setback

Juve defender Hoewedes suffers new injury setback
By Reuters

25/09/2017 at 11:04Updated 25/09/2017 at 12:04

Juventus defender Benedikt Hoewedes will have to wait for up to four more weeks to make his debut for the Serie A champions after picking up a thigh strain, the club said on their website.

The 29-year-old Germany international sustained the injury during a training session on Thursday.

Hoewedes, capped 44 times by his country, joined Juventus on loan from Schalke 04 in August.

He is likely to miss Serie A games against Atalanta and Lazio and Champions League matches against Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon as well as Germany's World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan.