Juventus defender Jorge Andrade has suffered yet another injury blow after he damaged his knee in training.
Andrade, who signed for The Old Lady last summer from Deportivo La Coruna, was forced to miss the majority of last season after he sustained a serious knee injury.
The Portugal centre-back had finally looked to be nearing the end of his fitness troubles, but on Thursday he suffered a reoccurrence of his previous knee fracture.
Andrade is now set for surgery on Monday, and it is expected that he will be sidelined for several months.
News of the blow has sparked reports in Italy that Juventus are set to look for defensive cover before the new season gets under way.