Ever since the middle of May last year, seeing the words “Claudio Marchisio,” “knee” and “injury” in the same sentence is something we only wanted to see when talking about his return from major surgery 18 months ago.
That’s not applicable here.
Just as Marchisio was looking like his old self once again, he will have to deal with another knee-related stint on the sideline. There won’t be months and months of rehab, but the latest injury news regarding Juventus’ No. 8 will see him relegated to watching from the stands for the foreseeable future.
Here is the short Marchisio medical update, courtesy of Juventus’ official website:
As the result of a previous injury to his left knee – the subject of medical surgery in 2016 – yesterday Claudio Marchisio, accompanied by Juventus club doctor Claudio Rigo, underwent specialist checks carried out by Doctor Cugat in Barcelona.
This revealed the need for the player to undergo specialist therapy and a tailored regime for muscular strengthening. Subsequently, Marchisio will not be available for the next three to four weeks.
There are two good things to come out of this:
- It’s not another significant chunk of time to rehab.
- There’s a two-week international break right around the corner.
Other than that, Marchisio having to deal with another knee injury sucks.
As we’ve become accustomed to over the last few Juventus seasons, the injury list can be considered a lengthy one. While the team dealt with a few minor issues during preseason — which is to be expected — Marchisio is the first in-season injury to add to the list this time around.
And when it comes to a knee injury with Marchisio, it’s never not going to make you think to that game against Palermo 18 months ago.