These days, good Juventus news is hard to come by. Every couple of days we see Juve play like crap again, then hear about another player getting injured in the process. It's a cycle that has gone on for pretty much the entire month of September. Rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat.
Yet after Juventus stumbled once again — I'm getting so tired of writing this — against Napoli on Saturday night, they received some good news on Sunday afternoon. From Juventus' official website:
Sami Khedira was back among the first-team squad as the Bianconeri began their build-up to Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Sevilla with a morning training session in Vinovo.
The German midfielder, who suffered a thigh injury during Juventus' friendly against Marseille on 1 August, made his return alongside those who didn't feature at the San Paolo last night, while the remainder of the squad underwent a warm-down.
See? Good news for once! You gotta take what you can get these days. And hearing that Khedira probably isn't too far off from making his official Juventus debut is something to be considered a positive development during a series of crappy happenings.
Khedira returning will obviously be something of note mainly because he's been expected to be one of the fundamental players in the midfield ever since he was signed this summer and then two-thirds of last season's starting midfield subsequently left. The interesting thing is now that Mario Lemina is playing so well to begin his Juve career and Claudio Marchisio is expected to return some time shortly after the international break, where is Khedira going to fit into the equation? Marchisio is going to play, Paul Pogba is going to play, Lemina is playing so well he's essentially forcing Max Allegri to keep him in the starting lineup.
Having plenty of depth is going nice and all and something Allegri definitely has not had at any point over the last month or so, but I'm sure Khedira didn't sign with Juve and have visions of being a part-time player this season.
Maybe, just maybe, we're getting close to Allegri actually having the chance to field his best XI soon. That'd be nice.