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Max Allegri rules out Sami Khedira for Juventus-Lazio match, trip to Sevilla 'looking unlikely'

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We've already done the Sami Khedira Injury Waiting Game dance once before. But, as has been the case for the better part of the last month, Round 2 of everybody's least favorite injury absence of the 2015-16 season is still in progress.

And, according to Juventus manager Max Allegri, there's still some waiting to be done.

Allegri announced at his pre-match press conference on Thursday morning that Khedira won't be taking part in Juventus' trip to the Stadio Olimpico to face Lazio on Friday night. Just for good measure — because injury news is always the most wonderful kind of news this season — Khedira's status for Juve's Champions League group stage finale against Sevilla on Tuesday isn't anything but a lock. Basically, Khedira is out for at least another week at the very least.

In fact, this is what Allegri had to say about the matter...

So, in the midst of an injury situation where Juventus' midfield is being stretched as thin as it can be when they take the field against Lazio, one of their three main starters can't find a way to get healthy. Sure, Allegri mentions Kwadwo Asamoah above, but I don't think anybody expects him to be fully/truly fit after just returning to training after his own injury struggles.

The amount of healthy and/or available Juventus midfielders that have been called up by Allegri for the trip to Lazio can be counted on one hand: Claudio Marchisio, Stefano Sturaro, Mario Lemina, Simone Padoin and Asamoah. How match fit those latter three are is the big question. Somebody will likely play alongside Marchisio and Sturaro, but we just don't exactly know who it will actually be.

Well, we know it won't be Khedira in the starting lineup. At least there's that, I guess.