Juve in keeper crisis

Image: Manninger: Faced Fulham in first leg

Juventus have been dealt a blow with the news that Alex Manninger will be out for up to three weeks.

39-year-old Chimenti expected to stand-in against Fulham

Juventus have been dealt a major blow with the news that stand-in keeper Alex Manninger will be out for up to three weeks. The Austrian has been deputising for first choice Gianluigi Buffon, currently out with a thigh injury, but has now suffered a similar injury to the Italy international. Veteran third choice keeper Antonio Chimenti, 39, stood in for Juve's 3-3 draw with Siena on Sunday, before tests on Manninger's injury on Monday revealed a muscle strain. The former Arsenal keeper will be out of action for a minimum of two weeks and is definitely out of Thursday's Europa League meeting with Fulham at Craven Cottage. The Italian giants hold a 3-1 lead from the first leg in Turin and Chimenti is expected to start once again with 19-year-old rookie Carlo Pinsoglio set to provide extra cover. Meanwhile, Uruguay international defender Jose Martin Caceres has developed an abdominal injury and will return to parent club Barcelona for treatment.

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