Chiellini sidelined with calf injury

  • Last Updated: July 4 2012, 10:54 BST

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will miss the start of pre-season training after being diagnosed with a calf injury.

Giorgio Chiellini: Calf injury

The Italy international suffered the problem during last weekend's 4-0 defeat to Spain in the final of the European Championship.

Giorgio Chiellini

3. Giorgio Chiellini

Title Number
Appearances 23 (2)
Goals 4
Assists 2
Yellows 4
Reds 1
*Current Season

A statement from Juventus read: "Giorgio Chiellini underwent a scan after sustaining an injury during Sunday night's Euro 2012 final against Spain.

"Tests have revealed a first-second degree muscular lesion in his left calf."

Chiellini is set to be out of action for four weeks but Juventus are hopeful to have the 27-year-old available in time for the Italian Supercoppa final against Napoli on August 11.