And then, in a time where it seems like everybody important is getting hurt, we took a sigh of relief.
Less than 24 hours after thinking Carlos Tévez will be out this weekend — and possibly further — because of reports surfacing regarding the Argentinian striker's health, Juventus got some good injury news for once. Tévez, who was assumed to be in doubt for both Juventus' game against Udinese this weekend and the Champions League opener against Malmö a few days later, is all good to go following tests on Thursday.
How do we know this? Because he said it himself. (Albeit in Spanish.)
Gracias a todos por preocuparse. No tengo ninguna lesión y estoy preparado para el partido del sábado
— Carlitos Tevez (@carlitos3210) September 11, 2014
Quick translation: "Thanks everyone. I don't have any injury and I am ready to play on Saturday."
Quick reaction to the quick translation: If Tévez says he's ready to go, then I'm going to believe that he's ready to go.
Here's what juventus.com had to say on the matter:
Following a tactical meeting focusing on Andrea Stramacconi's new-look Udinese, Massimiliano Allegri led his men outside to enact the specific moves designed to find a way past the visitors on Saturday night.
Carlos Tevez underwent tests which ruled out any serious muscular damage before conducting an individual workout.
Good. Good, good, good.
With Fernando Llorente healthy after dealing with the flu entering the international break, the ever-productive Beauty & The Beast striker partnership is all set to go for Udinese's visit to Juventus Stadium this weekend. It might mean less Kingsley Coman than we all were thinking earlier in the day. But having Tévez healthy again, yeah, that's a good thing. (Then again, it's never not a good thing.)
You may now go edit your list of Juventus players who are injured. Cross Carlitos off, he's good to go.
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