Juventus defender Lúcio suffers ankle ligament damage
Juventus defender Lúcio has sustained a ligament tear in his right ankle and is likely to face an extended spell on the sidelines.
The 34-year-old defender pulled up in training on Friday with what initially appeared to be a sprained ankle.
Further scans revealed that the Brazilian defender suffered a "complete lesion" of his anterior talofibular ligament and will have to endure some time on the treatment table.
A statement read: "Lucio had to stop training yesterday with a sprained right ankle. This morning, he was examined.
"The nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray showed a complete lesion of the anterior talofibular ligament."
Juventus kicked off the defence of their Scudetto shield with a 2-0 opening-day success over Parma on Saturday.
Midfielder Luca Marrone filled in for the former Inter man at centre-back.
Lúcio was allowed to leave the San Siro at the end of last season and soon after he signed a deal with the reigning Serie A champions, reportedly worth around €2 million a year.