Juventus suffer major injury blow ahead of Manchester United clash – Emre Can could require surgery

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match between Liverpool FC and 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield on August 23, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Juventus summer signing Emre Can is facing a major fitness worry ahead of this evenings clash with Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.

The Germany international has been diagnosed with a thyroid problem which may require surgery.

Can has already established himself as an important member of the Juve squad following his move from Liverpool on a free transfer. The 24-year-old has made ten appearances for the Serie A giants.

The former Liverpool man was left on the bench during Juve’s 1-1 draw with Genoa over the weekend.

Following the game, Juventus released a statement on their official website that stated that Can has a thyroid problem and could undergo surgery.

The A brief statement read: “Emre Can will undergo clinical tests and investigations for a thyroid nodule that could also require surgical treatment.”

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It is unclear whether Can will be able to play against Man United but has been included in Juventus’ provisional squad.

Juventus have won their opening two games in Group H and can go five points clear of Man United with a win at Old Trafford tonight.

Can has four-years remaining on his contract with Juventus and has made a total of 21 apperances for the Germany national team.