Juventus have announced that midfielder Emre Can could be required to undergo surgery on a thyroid nodule.
Can, 24, signed for the club on a free transfer this summer after leaving Liverpool. He has made 10 appearances for Juve so far but looks likely to miss out on the Champions League trip to Manchester United on Tuesday given Sunday's medical update.
A short Juventus statement read: "Emre Can will undergo clinical tests and investigations for a thyroid nodule that could also require surgical treatment."
Juventus coach Massimilaino Allegi will continue to play Cristiano Ronaldo amid a police investigation into a rape allegation against the Portuguese star.
Allegri said at a news conference Friday that there is no reason to take Ronaldo out of the lineup and rest him for Saturday's clash with Genoa. Ronaldo has a 100 percent appearance record for the Bianconeri in Serie A and has scored four and set up five in his eight Serie A games this season..
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Gonzalo Higuain has said he was "kicked out" of Juventus following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
Juventus broke their transfer record to sign Cristiano Ronaldo for €100 million, and Higuain left to join AC Milan soon after.
But, while the Argentine said the signing of the former Manchester United man was the final nail in the coffin, the issues began back in May when he was left out of the starting line-up for the Coppa Italia final.