Juventus' young striker Raffaele Palladino has been sidelined for up to four weeks after damaging his ankle.
The 22-year-old suffered the injury during training with The Old Lady, with initial fears of a possible fracture.
However, those concerns have now been allayed following a scan, although the Italian Under-21 international is set to miss the remainder of pre-season.
Palladino is unlikely to resume training for at least three weeks while the ankle heals and the news will be a blow to manager Didier Deschamps, with the starlet tipped for an important role in the coming campaign.
The hit-man has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Salernitana and Livorno, but following Juve's relegation to Serie B, could feature more regularly at the Stadio Delle Alpi outfit next season.