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Chiellini should be fit for Napoli clash

February 25, 2013
By ESPN staff

Giorgio Chiellini has picked up an ankle injury on his return to action for Juventus but should be available for their trip to Napoli on Friday.

Girorgio Chiellini celebrates his goal for Juventus against Lazio
APGiorgio Chiellini will be available for Friday

Chiellini has been out since December after sustaining a calf tear in training and was feared to be out of action until after Juve's round of 16 second leg tie against Celtic in the Champions League.

However, the 28-year-old defender returned to action as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 win over Siena on Sunday but took a blow to his ankle and had to come off.

An x-ray has ruled out any serious damage and the club revealed that he has just sustained heavy bruising and will travel to the Stadio San Paolo on Friday night.