You know that “Eat. Sleep. Repeat.” saying that people like to use from time to time? I think we, unfortunately, need to invent for Giorgio Chiellini and his continued injury struggles that he’s been dealing with over the last two seasons.
How does “Eat. Sleep. Out two weeks with a calf or hamstring injury.” sound to all of you?
No matter what you feel about said question above, the latest Chiellini injury situation popped its ugly head up against Napoli over the weekend. Chiellini, who had to be subbed off in the first half on Saturday after his hamstring went all twang on him, will now be hanging in Turin during the international break because of it. More on the matter, courtesy of Juventus’ official website:
This morning also saw Giorgio Chiellini undergo medical tests which revealed that the defender had sustained a severe knock to the posterior region of his right thigh in an incident which caused him to be withdrawn after 40 minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 success against Napoli. Chiellini is expected to return to action after November’s international break.
We shouldn’t be surprised. We really shouldn’t. This isn’t the first time we’ve been down this road before. This isn’t the second, third or fourth time, either.
Oh, what a shock. Chiellini is hurt.— BWRAO (@JuventusNation) October 29, 2016
Yes, that tweet is drenched with sarcasm. At least the first four words of it. But it’s also basically the reality of what life with Chiellini is like these days. He’ll play a few games, get hurt, come back and then it’s the same vicious cycle over and over again.
I guess the good thing about this is the timing of it all. Come next week, we’ll be at the start of yet another boring international break, with two weeks of nothing going on. Of course, Chiellini being “expected to return to action after November’s international break” could mean he’s back for the Saturday, Nov. 19, fixture against Pescara at Juventus Stadium. Or it could mean he’s back some time in early December before the holiday break arrives.
We’ll just have to wait and see. Fun times, all of these Chiellini injuries.