Juventus Lose Veteran Defender for Multiple Fixtures

As suspected, Alex Sandro will be sidelined for a while, as his thigh problem is substantial. The defender has been diagnosed with a medium-grade lesion of the biceps femoris muscle of the left thigh. He’ll take further tests in two weeks to better determine his timetable, Juventus announced.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Brazilian international risks being on the mend for six weeks and surely no less than a month. He’s not a lock to return right after the next international break.

Therefore, Juventus won’t have Alex Sandro for the next matches against Sassuolo, Lecce, Atalanta, and Torino, and potentially longer. He started the first two tilts, then Federico Gatti dethroned him and joined Gleison Bremer in the rearguard.

The Bianconeri didn’t issue an update on Adrien Rabiot and Weston McKennie, which picked knocks in practice, TuttoSport relays. The USMNT staple bruised his knee. The staff will monitor them, but they should be available for the next game.

Our Take on Alex Sandro

It’s not a big loss because Gatti is better, but it comes at an inopportune time for the Old Lady, as the lone midweek round is coming up. If something else happens in the back, they’ll be down to just Daniele Rugani or perhaps be forced to switch to a four-man defense.

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