September 25, 2017 / 12:05 PM / 10 months ago

Juve defender Hoewedes suffers new injury setback

(Reuters) - Juventus defender Benedikt Hoewedes will have to wait for up to four more weeks to make his debut for the Serie A champions after picking up a thigh strain, the club said on their website (

Football Soccer - Germany v Slovakia - International Friendly - WWK Arena, Augsburg, Germany - 29/5/16 - Germany's Benedikt Hoewedes reacts after the match. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

The 29-year-old Germany international sustained the injury during a training session on Thursday.

Hoewedes, capped 44 times by his country, joined Juventus on loan from Schalke 04 in August.

He is likely to miss Serie A games against Atalanta and Lazio and Champions League matches against Olympiakos Piraeus and Sporting Lisbon as well as Germany’s World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan.

Reporting by Marianna Ciabach-Malinowska in Gdynia, editing by Ed Osmond

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