Morata muscle tear ruled out


Alvaro Morata did not suffer a muscle tear during Juventus' win over Carpi on Sunday.

Simone Zaza replaced Morata for the second half of the 2-0 triumph at Juventus Stadium, and the club have confirmed the Spaniard has not sustained a serious muscular injury.

The news will come as a boost for the 23-year-old, who will be hoping to secure a place in Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad for Euro 2016.

However, no confirmation was given as to when he will be available for a return to action.

"Alvaro Morata underwent a medical examination this morning, which ruled out any muscle tear for the Spanish forward, whose condition will continue to be monitored in the coming days," a statement read.

Juve will be without Stephan Lictsteiner, Mario Mandzukic, Paul Pogba and Hernanes for the trip to Hellas Verona on Sunday due to suspension.