ROME – Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain underwent surgery on Monday to repair a fractured finger on his left hand, the Serie A defending champions announced.
The club, however, did not reveal when the Argentine forward was expected to return to competition.
“The operation, which lasted approximately 45 minutes and concluded successfully, was carried out by Dr. L. Pegoli, Professor R. Rossi and J(uventus) Medical staff, in the attendance of Club Doctor, Claudio Rigo, at the Sede Sapientiae di Torino clinic,” the team said.
Higuain suffered the injury in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Crotone.
The 29-year-old Higuain joined Juventus in 2016 from archrival Napoli for a record 90 million euros ($107.14 million), prompting fans of his former club to call him a traitor.
Juventus has three matches scheduled in the first 10 days of December.
In Serie A, Juve will face Napoli on Dec. 1 and Inter Milan on Dec. 9. The Turin side’s final UEFA Champions League group stage match is set for Dec. 5 against Olympiacos.