Muriel suffers thigh injury

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Udinese striker Luis Muriel is facing a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

The Colombia international pulled up with the problem during a friendly against Red Star Belgrade over the weekend.

Muriel subsequently underwent tests on Tuesday that indicated a tear in his right thigh.

Udinese have now confirmed that the 23-year-old is to undergo further evaluation in eight to 10 days to get a clearer picture as to the extent of the issue.

"[Muriel] has already started physiotherapy as appropriate," read a statement on Udinese's website.

"In eight to 10 days he will have repeated examinations which will better enable us to define a more precise prognosis."

Muriel has made 11 Serie A appearances this season for an Udinese side that sit eighth in Italy's top flight.