Here's something you don't want to hear less than 48 hours from Juventus kicking off a decisive European game against one of the best teams still remaining in the Champions League.
Rough translation for all of the non-Italian speakers/readers out there: Claudio Marchisio has a calf strain. He's out for the trip to Germany.
Yep, according to the well-connected Romeo Agresti, Juventus' most important midfielder is out for Wednesday night's trip to Germany to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie. There has been no confirmation or mention of an injury from Juventus' end as of Monday turning to Tuesday in Italy. Juve's Monday training report had no mention of any kind of injury updates — be it the status of Giorgio Chiellini or Marchisio dealing with this new calf injury.
So now, with it looking like Chiellini won't be taking part in Wednesday's second leg and Marchisio reportedly set to miss out, two of Juve's most important pieces could very well be watching from Turin rather than stepping on the Allianz Arena field. That's, as you can probably suspect, is far from what you want to hear about with so much riding on this 90 minutes of game time.
Let's just hope that this report of Marchisio being injured is a little off the mark. It wouldn't be the first time we got an injury scare and it turned out to not be much of anything at all.