Alessandro Del Piero
will spend the night in hospital after requiring
eight stitches in a head wound sustained during
Juventus' 2-0 win over Cesena on Sunday, the Turin club said.
The 36-year-old was stretchered off with blood streaming
from his forehead after being caught by Marco Rossi's studs.
The club said on its website that the
team captain had suffered a deep gash but no further
The injury came during a frustrating season for Del Piero,
who has been mainly restricted to late substitute appearances
for the Serie A leaders.
On Sunday, coach Antonio Conte brought him on earlier than
usual, in the 56th minute, and Del Piero looked sharp and ready
to take the opportunity until he was caught by Rossi eight
The club has already said that Del Piero, who made his 700th
professional club appearance in last Tuesday's game at Napoli,
will not have his contract renewed at the end of the season.
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