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De Ceglie ruled out of Chelsea encounter

Juventus left-back Paolo De Ceglie is out of the UEFA first knockout round tie against FC after being ruled out for at least six weeks with a chest injury.

The 22-year-old was forced off 23 minutes into Wednesday’s quarter-final tie with SSC after an accidental collision with Walter Gargano and underwent a scan today which revealed a fractured rib that caused a collapsed lung. “He will not be able to train again for at least 45 days,” said in a statement. De Ceglie, who recently renewed his contract with the Bianconeri until 2013, will be unavailable against Chelsea on 25 February and 10 March. Midfielder Cristiano Zanetti was ruled out of those games earlier this week with a recurrence of a thigh injury while a similar problem has made defender Giorgio Chiellini a doubt.

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