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Juventus' Simone Pepe sidelined for long spell after injury

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Dec 08, 2012 at 11:54am IST

Rome: Italian Serie A football club Juventus said their utility player Simone Pepe will be "out of action for a long time" after suffering a second tear to his left thigh muscle. Juventus said in a statement Friday, that Pepe, 29, who had returned to make a 20-minute against Lazio last month following months on the sideline with the first injury, had suffered a setback, reports Xinhua.

"Pepe will have to be out of action for a long time yet. Over the last few days, the player suffered a new muscular problem at the semi-membrane level of the left thigh," the statement read.

"It is a I-II degree lesion in the area of the previous lesion, which had healed. To avoid further setbacks, he will have a period of complete rest and treatment, so will only return when his condition is completely healed," said the statement.

Juventus' Pepe sidelined for long spell after injury

Juventus' Simone Pepe will be out of action for a long time after suffering a second tear to his left thigh muscle.

The injury will be a blow to Juventus coach Antonio Conte, because Pepe had been set to deputise for Kwadwo Asamoah when the Ghanaian heads to the African Nations Cup next month.

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