Soccer-Juve’s injured midfielder Marchisio faces five weeks out (Reuters)

Aug 19 (Reuters) – Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio will be out for up to five weeks because of torn knee ligaments and looks like missing Italy’s World Cup qualifiers next month. He had to be replaced by Paul Pobga after 21 minutes of Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Lazio in the Italian Super Cup following a rough tackle from Stefan Radu. “Marchisio today underwent an MRI scan of the right knee that revealed a … tear of his medial collateral ligaments,” the club said on their website (www.juventus.com) on Monday. “He is expected to be sidelined between 30 and 35 days. …

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