Mystery over Buffon comeback

Posted on 31/03/2010

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There is mystery surrounding Gianluigi Buffon, as he was expected back this weekend, but did not attend training for Juventus.

The goalkeeper has been out of action since February 21 and medical staff had suggested a return 10 days ago.

However, he is still nowhere to be seen and did not attend today’s training session at Vinovo.

There are now reports Buffon has suffered a relapse of his thigh strain and it is unclear when he will be able to play.

This means Alex Manninger will again be in goal for Saturday’s trip to Udinese, a game you can watch LIVE on ESPN from 20.00 UK time.

Diego is also out after limping off during the 2-1 win over Atalanta, while Giorgio Chiellini is highly unlikely to recover in time either.

Chiellini trained in a separate session from the rest of the team with fellow injury doubts Paolo De Ceglie, Martin Caceres, Christian Poulsen, Momo Sissoko, Hasan Salihamidzic and Vincenzo Iaquinta.

The good news is that Mauro Camoranesi will be back from suspension.

Amauri is tipped for a starting spot, as he scored three times in today’s game between ranks.

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