It didn’t take long after Sunday’s win over Torino in the Derby della Mole for us to know that Gonzalo Higuain and Federico Bernardeschi could very well be on the mend for a little while.
As it turns out, there’s a third name to add to the injury list following Juventus turning Turin black and white once again.
On the same day that Juventus welcomed midfielder Blaise Matuidi back to full training — and I hope it was with open arms because he’s a damn important player — they saw fullback Mattia De Sciglio come back from his brief two-day break following Sunday’s Derby della Mole win and miss training with a thigh injury.
We know this because juventus.com’s recap of Wednesday’s return to training told us so:
Blaise Matuidi returned to group training for today’s session dedicated to fitness, ball possession and a warm-up game.
Mattia De Sciglio did not take part in the workout after picking up a knock to his left thigh during the derby: after today’s initial tests, the full-back will undergo further check-ups over the coming days.
Ah, injuries. We just can’t go one week without them these days, I guess.
While we are still waiting on official word about how long Juventus might be without Higuain and Bernardeschi after they suffered their respective injuries in Sunday’s derby win, the same can now be said for De Sciglio. Yes, the same De Sciglio who has truly settled in as a bonafide starter at right back for Juventus over the last two or three months.
For all we know, De Sciglio could very well be back in training by the end of the week and there will be absolutely no reason to be worried. But since we don’t know what is wrong outside of MDS picking up a knock to his left thigh and further check-ups being going to happen over the coming days, the possibility of him playing against Atalanta this weekend don’t exactly seem promising.
So, just when it looked like we might get a reprieve from injury worries as Matuidi and Paulo Dybala return to the fold with the second leg of Tottenham next month in mind, now we are waiting to see the timetable for not one, not two, but three very talented players.
Fun, ain’t it?