Hamstring injury rules Evra out for a month

Juventus left-back Patrice Evra has been sidelined for a month with a hamstring strain.

The French defender sat out Sunday’s 2-0 win over Palermo, having suffered the injury in training ahead of the Serie A clash.

And coach Massimiliano Allegri will now have to do without the experienced player for upcoming crunch matches against Olympiakos in the Champions League and Lazio in Serie A.

“Patrice Evra was absent from the group [training on Monday] following the injury he sustained late last week,” a club statement read.

“The Frenchman underwent medical tests earlier today which revealed a strain of the biceps femoris muscle [hamstring] in his left thigh, and he is estimated to return to action in 30 days.”

Evra has made six appearances since moving to Turin from Manchester United in the summer.