What is becoming a laundry list of injured players has added another Juventus player to the collection of others.
According to multiple reports out of Italy Wednesday night, Juventus striker and last season's leading scorer Carlos Tévez is set to miss this weekend's match against Udinese with a muscular injury. Tévez's status for Tuesday night's Champions League opener against Malmö is also in doubt. Which, by the way, is just under six days away from taking place if you felt like doing the quick math.
After the injury occurred to Arturo Vidal, Juventus have to face Carlos Tevez's problem. During today's training, the Argentinian striker had a muscle pain, which he experienced especially on the flexor. On Thursday, he'll got through some exams with Juventus' medical staff, to understand how much time he'll need to recover.
(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)
So if you're keeping track at home, this is what Juventus have had to deal with injury-wise since Max Allegri took over as manager about two months ago.
Injury list: Pirlo, 35, muscle Barzagli, 33, heel/tendon Chiellini, 30, muscle Tevez, 30, muscle Vidal, 27, knee -> muscle Morata, 21, knee— Dave Dwicarta (@dwicarta) September 10, 2014
Not all of these can be pinned on Allegri and his training staff. Heck, some of them are just pure unluckiness (Morata getting clobbered by Rubinho the day after he signed). There's also injuries, like Barzagli's heel surgery and Vidal's knee surgery, that happened long before Allegri replaced Antonio Conte.
Either way, the injuries are starting to stack up at the wrong time of the schedule when there's just a few days in between games. You know how many games Juventus have in the next eight days? Yeah, three. That's not exactly what you want to hear when you have both Serie A and the Champions League getting underway after the international break.
In conclusion, injuries are stupid. Especially ones that happen to Juventus players.
The lone bright side in Tévez missing a few games? Release the Kingsley Coman. Don't forget to bring your mohawk and rattail haircuts.
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