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Juventus striker Juan Cuadrado undergoes knee surgery

The 30-year-old, capped 75 times, picked up the injury in Juventus`s 2-1 defeat at Swiss side Young Boys in the Champions League group stage on Dec. 12.

Juventus striker Juan Cuadrado undergoes knee surgery
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Juventus striker Juan Cuadrado has undergone successful surgery to treat an injury to his left knee, the Serie A champions reported on Friday.

"Today, Juan Cuadrado was given an arthroscopic treatment on his left knee for the injury to the external meniscus and the cartilaginous fracture," the club said on its website.

"The intervention, carried out in Barcelona by Dr. (Ramon) Cugat, and assisted by Juventus` Head of Medical Staff, Dr. Claudio Rigo, was perfectly successful. The player will begin the recovery process in the next few days."

The 30-year-old, capped 75 times, picked up the injury in Juventus`s 2-1 defeat at Swiss side Young Boys in the Champions League group stage on Dec. 12. 

Juventus have qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament are set to take on Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.   

Cuadrado has made a total of 16 appearances this season, scoring just one goal. 

Juventus, leading the table again, host fifth-placed Sampdoria on Saturday. The champions are nine points ahead of their nearest pursuers, Napoli. 

Napoli are further followed by Inter Milan and Lazio in the third and fourth position.