Juventus Hit with Three More Injuries in Rough Day for Squad

The Villarreal game had a harsh aftermath in terms of injuries for Juventus. Weston McKennie suffered the worst consequences and will sit out for two months. Alex Sandro will have to miss some time as well. Instead, Kaio Jorge sustained a severe knee problem while playing with the U-23 team.

McKennie bowed out after a tackle by Pervis Estupinan Tuesday. He has been diagnosed with a compound fracture of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones on his left foot. The club expects him to be out for approximately eight weeks. “I will be back stronger than before,” he posted on Instagram. Alex Sandro picked up a low-grade strain of the soleus muscle of the left leg. He will be re-evaluated in ten days, the team stated. This kind of lesion can take up to a month to heal.

Kaio Jorge will miss the rest of the season and potentially more. He ruptured the patellar tendon in the right knee in the Serie C tilt against Pro Patria. He will undergo surgery in the next few days. The side will announce the timetable for his return later on. The situation is worse and rarer than an ACL tear.

The Juventus squad is currently decimated by injuries. Paulo Dybala and Daniele Rugani are nursing thigh strains, Giorgio Chiellini a calf one. Coach Massimiliano Allegri anticipates them returning in time for the second leg against Villarreal. Federico Bernardeschi has been dealing with groin soreness for about a month, and the staff has been cautious with him.