Juventus suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat to Genoa on Sunday but their third loss of the Serie A season might not be the worst thing to come out of the game.
That's after the Old Lady confirmed on Sunday evening that their veteran Brazilian full-back, Dani Alves, has suffered a broken leg.
The former Barcelona player was stretchered off the field in the final minutes of the Italian league fixture and, according to a club statement, he has "fractured the fibula bone in his left leg". Now a video has emerged showing the collision that caused the nasty injury.
Juventus had already used all three of their substitutions when Alves went down in agony after a challenge with Genoa's Lucas Ocampos.
And, after fellow defender Leonardo Bonucci had to leave the game with a thigh injury in the first half, Alves issue adds yet more injury to insult on what has been a difficult day for Juve.
While the injury is obviously a big blow to the reigning Serie A champions, the way it came about is a perfect example of Alves' style of play.
Even with his team trailing 3-1 in the final moments of the game, the full-back wasn't willing to let Ocampos start another Genoa break and worked hard to get himself between the ball and the Argentinan forward.
Unfortunately, his opponent clearly wasn't expecting Alves to get back so quickly and, completely accidentally, slammed his right foot into the back of the Juventus star's legs.
The sheer force of the Genoa player's kick is likely what did the damage and, as you can see in the video above, Alves was in agony immediately.
Although Juve still have a four-point lead at the top of the Italian league, losing Alves for a significant amount of time will test their resolve.
The 33-year-old is set to undergo further tests on Monday.
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