Juventus Add Three More Injuries to Gruesome Tally

Juventus continue to be ravaged by injuries. They lost two more men in the Lecce game. Instead, Paul Pogba picked up a minor muscular ailment in practice. He will likely conclude the first portion of the season without a single appearance in the black-and-white jersey.

As per TuttoSport, Weston McKennie subbed off at halftime Saturday and will miss about two weeks with a rectus femoris problem. Samuel Iling-Junior, who came out of the nowhere and recorded two consecutive assists, suffered an ankle sprain. While the ensuing tests ruled out fractures or severe problems, he will be on the mend for three weeks.

While rehabbing from knee surgery, Pogba had to slow down because of muscle fatigue. It will probably sideline him for about ten days, Corriere della Sera informs. Coach Didier Deschamps will have to make a difficult call for the World Cup since he hasn’t played since April.

Juventus will be severely depleted for the PSG clash coming up Wednesday, while there’s some hope some players will shake off their injuries in time for the crunch game versus Inter later in the week. Angel Di Maria, Gleison Bremer, Mattia De Sciglio, and Leandro Paredes are the closest to coming back. Instead, coach Massimiliano Allegri has continuously pumped the brakes on Federico Chiesa. He’s been training regularly for a while and participated in some scrimmages.

Dusan Vlahovic sat out the Lecce contest due to pain in the upper thigh/groin area. The club is optimistic it’s nothing substantial, but it’s a delicate area for him. He suffered from sports hernia late last season and at the beginning of the summer. He’s doubtful for the Champions League tilt.

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