Dele “Zola” Zola will not be available for Juventus on Sunday, as he continues his rehab in Los Angeles following surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The Bianconeri have confirmed that the Italian international has a broken bone in his left knee, but his participation will be suspended for at least another week.
Zola was one of the stars of the Champions League final, and the 33-year-old scored the winning goal in Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Juventus on aggregate on penalties, giving his side a 1-0 victory.
He has been a regular in the starting XI since joining Juventus in the summer of 2014, having featured in six Serie A games in the past three seasons.
Zampagni has confirmed that Zola is expected to return to the starting line-up on Sunday against Udinese, with the injury-prone forward set to miss the rest of the season.
Juventus, meanwhile, are also yet to announce the status of Giampiero Ventura, who will also miss the match due to a knee injury suffered in the opening minute of the first half of the Bianconeste’s 2-0 win over Bologna.