Fears as Marchisio stretchered off

 17 Apr 2016 - 16:47

Fears as Marchisio stretchered off
Juventus' midfielder Claudio Marchisio leaves the pitch on a stretcher after an injury during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Palermo on April 17, 2016 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. / AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO

Milan: Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio was carried off on a stretcher during a Serie A clash with Palermo on Sunday, prompting fears less than two months before the start of Euro 2016.

Marchisio, a key player for Antonio Conte's Azzurri's squad, appeared to hurt his knee when he fell under a challenge less than a quarter-hour into the game.

He is expected to undergo scans later Sunday or Monday.

A win for Juventus on Sunday will take the champions' Serie A lead over Napoli to nine points with five games remaining this season.

Juventus are aiming for a fifth consecutive league title, a feat they last achieved in 1935.