Injured Buffon to miss month

MILAN - Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been ruled out for a month with a thigh injury, the Serie A club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Buffon, who was hurt in training, will miss Italy's friendly with Cameroon next Wednesday.

Alex Manninger will step in for Juve, who have won three games in succession under new coach Alberto Zaccheroni following a dreadful run of form.