Remember when Juventus said Kwadwo Asamoah would miss about two weeks for evaluation purposes on his most recent injury? Well, it's been a little more than three weeks now, and the diagnosis after said evaluation period has yielded a not-so-positive diagnosis.
The Asamoah injury news, from juventus.com:
Missing out on today's session was Kwadwo Asamoah, who will fly to Barcelona next Tuesday for arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee after reporting continued pain in the region. The operation will be performed by Dr. Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.
Welp. At least he gets a trip to Spain out of it?
While the Juventus medical update didn't give us a timetable as to how much time Asamoah will miss, it's being reported that the surgery on his left knee will keep him out two or three months. That means Asamoah won't only be out until after the holiday break, but he'll also miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, which would have kept him away from Juventus for the entire month of January.
With Patrice Evra recently returning from his own injury troubles, we'll likely be seeing a lot of the 33-year-old Frenchman with Asamoah out for the next couple of months. Having depth at left back/left wingback was part of the reason Evra was brought to Turin in the first place, so now he will have plenty of playing to prove said acquisition was a positive reinforcement.
And if there's any more problems, we've come to discover that Super Simone Padoin is a serviceable left back, too. So we've got that going for us, which is nice.
Get well, Kwadwo. We'll see after everybody breaks in their new 2015 calendars.
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