Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has said Cristiano Ronaldo is "better," and although he will not play against AC Milan on Saturday, he could return for the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Ajax on Wednesday.
Ronaldo, 34, has not played for Juve since his hat-trick on March 12 against Atletico Madrid helped them turn around a 2-0 deficit in the last 16 of the Champions League.
He picked up a thigh injury while on international duty with Portugal, but Allegri has now provided a positive update, per James Westwood of Goal: "Ronaldo is better. Five days from Amsterdam there are good signs. He is doing everything to be there, and we hope to have him available, but he won't be included tomorrow in the squad to face Milan."
Juventus are 18 points clear at the top of Serie A with eight games of the season remaining.
They need just two more wins to clinch an eighth consecutive Scudetto, something they could likely achieve easily even if Ronaldo were out for the rest of the season.