There's really only one logical step for whenever you pick up an injury with your national team during an international break. That would be to talk to team doctors, find out what's going on, and then return to your club as soon as possible.
For Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna, that's exactly what's going on.
Two days after picking up a hamstring injury during training with the Italian national team, Ogbonna is heading back to Turin to rejoin the rest of the Juventus contingent and rehab from there. He is the latest Juve player to deal with some sort of muscle injury this season, joining a laundry list of players — especially defenders — to miss at least some time.
While we don't know exactly how much time Ogbonna will miss now that he's heading back to Turin, we could surmise that heading back to Turin isn't exactly a positive development with Juventus' trip to Rome to play Lazio exactly seven days away. It could be a couple days, it could be a couple weeks. All we know right now is that it's not too serious, but that's about it.
And let's now count the number of Juventus central defenders we know are 100 percent healthy: Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini. That's it. Two central defenders, both who are with the Italian national team right now, will be available for Max Allegri when they return from international duty. Martín Cáceres is rumored to be close to returning to action after the international break, which will be a fantastic simply because he's been arguably Juve's best defender this season.
Injuries, man. They're becoming pretty damn annoying, aren't they?
(Don't answer that. We all know what the answer truly is.)
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