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Juventus announce Simone Padoin is out for three weeks with a thigh injury

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It makes sense that during this current international break, Juventus are left to deal with another player getting injured. That's just how it's been, and that's just how it's going to be until further notice. The precedent has already been set, so there's a standard to live up to going forward.

That means when we hear about an injury, it's not surprising.

The latest injury news came to light on Wednesday, with midfielder/jack-of-all-trades/human victory cigar Simone Padoin being ruled out for three weeks with a thigh injury. The "good" word, from Juventus' official website:

Kwadwo Asamoah and Roberto Pereyra continued their individual rehabilitation regimes, while Simone Padoin missed out after reporting discomfort in his left thigh following Sunday's clash in Empoli.

The midfielder underwent medical examinations yesterday which revealed a first-grade tear of his biceps femoris muscle. He is expected to be sidelined for approximately three weeks.

NOT PADOIN. DEAR LORD, NOT PADOIN.

Okay, so maybe Padoin getting hurt and missing a few weeks isn't the be-all, end-all of the season, but the trend of Juventus players picking up muscle injuries and heading straight to the training table. Maybe we were delivered this news because Juve didn't meet last week's quota of injury-related posts on the club's website.

So now we just pray that all of those players — about two-thirds of the senior squad — basically come back in the same kind of standing as they left Turin to head out to their respective national teams. You know, healthy.