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Juventus announce Paulo Dybala won’t be training for another three weeks

In a season full of injuries, Juventus are now set to miss one of their most important players for a little while longer. Good times!

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It had been nearly three weeks since we had received any kind of Paulo Dybala injury update. Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe it’s far from anything of a positive development. But the last thing we heard from Juventus regarding Dybala’s injury that saw him depart the Oct. 23 loss to MIlan earlier than expected is that he’s expected to undergo tests in the coming days “to define the gravity of the injury.”

Gravity has been defined — sorta.

Here is your latest Dybala injury update, courtesy of Juventus’ official website:

Paulo Dybala underwent tests today in Vinovo which revealed steady progress in his recovery from a tear of the femoral bicep in his right thigh.

He is expected to be able to train again with the rest of the team in approximately three weeks, although this timeframe will be better established following further medical examinations over the coming days.

Dammit. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

Okay, I’ve repeated myself enough.

(Just for the record: Dammit.)

If Dybala will only be returning to training with the rest of the team in three weeks, when does that mean he will actually be fit to play? I guess it means we will be seeing Dybala back before the holiday break considering we haven’t even hit December yet. But it’s hard to believe that we’re sitting here in the middle of November and we don’t actually know when Dybala will officially be back.

We can only hope that this is the final injury update about Dybala that doesn’t include the words “Paulo will be back in the match day squad tomorrow” coming out of Max Allegri’s mouth at a pre-match press conference. That would be nice, but it is obviously more than just one or two weeks away from actually taking place and becoming a thing.