As Paulo Dybala walked off the field in tears on Saturday night, you pretty much figured the amount of time he’s going to miss because of his brand new hamstring injury would be a substantial one. You don’t have that kind of reaction and unless you have the suspicion that you’re going to be missing a good chunk of time.
While we haven’t received word from Juventus as to how long Dybala will be out for, the Italian media is already starting to speculate about the No. 10’s timetable for recovery.
According to Sky Sport Italia and Gianluca Di Marzio, Dybala is expected to miss four to six weeks with his aforementioned hamstring injury that he sustained in the second half of Juventus’ 1-0 win over Cagliari this weekend. More from Di Marzio:
While Juventus won yesterday’s match against Cagliari, they also received some bad news concerning Paulo Dybala. The Argentine striker suffered a muscular injury during the match, and he’s expected to be out for 30 to go 40 days. Dybala didn’t leave for vacation and will instead rehab in Turin during the Serie A winter break, he’ll be evaluate on a daily basis with the goal of getting him back before the Champions League match on February 13th.
This report comes on the back of a short statement Juventus issued regarding Dybala’s health that was released Sunday morning:
Paulo Dybala underwent an MRI at J|Medical this morning which showed a mild to medium strain to his right thigh flexor. He will immediately start rehabilitation with the prognosis for return better evaluated in the coming days.
Obviously, as it’s mentioned above, all eyes will be on both an official announcement from Juventus as to how long Dybala will be out for and whether or not that keeps him from playing against Tottenham in the Champions League next month.
If it’s more of a 30-day absence, then he should be back in time for the first leg in Turin on Feb. 13. If he takes 40 days or more, then the chances of Dybala coming back to face Spurs in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash looks to be virtually impossible.
The prayer circle is certainly strong when it comes to Dybala’s health.
Please be okay, Paulo.