Pirlo: Injured Paulo Dybala doesn't need surgery

Pirlo: Injured Paulo Dybala doesn't need surgery

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has revealed midfielder Paulo Dybala doesn't need surgery after suffering a knee injury. 

Dybala picked up a knee injury against Sassuolo on January 10th and flew to Barcelona this week to get a second opinion on the ailment. Addressing the media ahead of Juventus' tie against Hellas Verona, Pirlo revealed the midfielder will not require to undergo surgery.  

"For Paulo, we evaluate the best solution to make him available as soon as possible. Dybala is not at risk for an operation. He had a consultation and now we will see what the best treatment will be," he said. 

"The recovery time of Dybala has unfortunately been prolonged and we haven’t been able to get him back."

Pirlo also warned of the dangers posed by Verona as they prepare for the away trip. 

"It will be a very difficult and physical game. Juric plays very good football, made up of many one-on-one situations. We must be careful with their runs and play."

"They are doing well and then they have added players in the transfer market compared to the first leg. Therefore, a tough challenge awaits us. We can’t be surprised by their physical approach, knowing they play a similar style to Atalanta."

"We must be careful and know how to play for each other with quick exchanges and attack the space."

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