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Kaio Jorge suffers thigh injury in training, could be out for up to a month

Looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see Juventus’ newest Brazilian take the field.

Juventus Training Session Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

It was only a few short days ago that Juventus summer signing Kaio Jorge was officially out of quarantine and able to train with the entirety of his new teammates in Turin.

That, unfortunately, lasted just a few days.

Within their recap of Monday’s training session, Juventus announced that Kaio Jorge suffered a “medium grade” thigh injury in training and will be re-evaluated in 10 days. That doesn’t mean the 19-year-old Brazilian starlet will be out for 10 days. No, Juventus’ medical staff will define just how long he will be out for after 10 days and take it from there. That could very well add up to around a month’s worth of missed time, according to a report from Sky Sport Italia after the original announcement came out.

The official wording from Juve’s website:

Due to a muscle problem reported at the end of today’s training session, Kaio Jorge underwent diagnostic tests at J | Medical which revealed a medium-grade lesion of the rectus femoris of the left thigh. In 10 days he will undergo new exams to define his recovery period.

Well, that definitely sucks.

Especially when you consider that he has just started training with the full squad and was obviously a player that a lot of us were curious to see play simply because he’s still somewhat of an unknown commodity based on where he signed from. (Nothing against Santos, but it’s not like we can follow them as closely as a player who arrives from another Italian club.)

Kaio Jorge, who was very visible in the celebration of Cristiano Ronaldo’s game-winning goal against Udinese that didn’t actually turn out to be a game-winning goal because of VAR, was just beginning his second full week of training with his new Juventus teammates when he suffered the injury. In Juve’s season opener, Kaio Jorge was an unused sub, while Juve’s other summer signing, midfielder Manuel Locatelli, came on in the 89th minute.