Based on the fact that Alex Sandro left training a bit early on Tuesday, you had to know something was up. Speculation flew as a result of it almost immediately. Some said it wasn't serious, others said the Brazilian fullback would be out close to two months. Unlike when Martin Cáceres' Achilles heel went pop, Sandro's diagnosis was being handed out even before we officially knew anything.
Well, now we do.
Alex Sandro will be sidelined for approximately ten days after an MRI scan revealed an overload of the rectus femoris muscle in his left thigh.
The Brazilian wing-back pulled up in yesterday's training session at Juventus Center in Vinovo.
Yes, we sit here just a few days after Juventus beat Napoli and we're having to deal with another injury. That's just how things go these days. One game comes and goes, then we await to see which Juventus player was injured either in the game or in the aftermath. This one can be filed into the latter category, but with such a huge game against Bayern Munich on the horizon, I guess it doesn't really matter.
So much for watching Alex Sandro bomb up and down the left wing like he has rockets attached to his boots next Tuesday night at Juventus Stadium. At least it's 10 days and not 10 weeks, so we've got that going for us.
All these damn muscle injuries, man. Just when you think there can't be any more of them, well, then there's another one of them. So it goes for Juventus in the 2015-16 season where it seems like everybody gets at least some kind of muscle injury. Let's just go ahead and put all of them in bubble wrap now, I guess.