ROME, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Striker Mirko Vucinic returns to the Juventus squad for their trip to Livorno in Serie A on Sunday (1400 GMT) after a month out with a thigh injury.
The Montenegrin was in an 18-man squad announced on the Italian champions' website (www.juventus.com) on Saturday.
The Turin side are missing a host of defenders, with Leonardo Bonucci and Angelo Ogbonna suspended and Simone Pepe and Andrea Barzagli both injured.
Antonio Conte's side are also missing Chilean midfielder Mauricio Isla and wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Another Chilean midfielder, Arturo Vidal, could plug the gap in defence after FIFA cleared him to play following clarification of their five-day rule on players who miss international fixtures through injury, Sky Sport Italia reported.
Vidal missed Chile's recent friendlies against England and Brazil because of a calf strain.
Juve are second in Serie A on 31 points, one behind unbeaten league leaders AS Roma, who host Cagliari on Monday (1945 GMT). (Reporting by Terry Daley; Editing by Clare Fallon)
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- Mirko Vucinic
- Leonardo Bonucci
- Angelo Ogbonna
- Andrea Barzagli
- Simone Pepe
- Arturo Vidal
- Antonio Conte