Arkadiusz Milik will miss time due to a thigh injury he suffered in the Monza game. The Polish striker was diagnosed with a medium-grade strain of the semimembranosus muscle of the left thigh. He got hurt while trying to tuck home the ball late.
The marksman could be out for up to six weeks. The lesion is more serious than a standard one. He has scored 8 times in 21 appearances this season, helping the Bianconeri stay afloat offensively while Dusan Vlahovic was on the mend. The teammate returned against the Brianzoli.
According to Sportitalia, Juventus aren’t planning any move up front to substitute Milik. The Serbian star and Moise Kean will spearhead the frontline from now on. In addition, Angel Di Maria has been healthy lately. Plus, they hope Federico Chiesa can play in consecutive matches despite having muscular hiccups since returning from an ACL tear.
The Bianconeri have a €7M option to redeem the Pole from Olympique Marseille. While that seemed a fait accompli in recent weeks, the recent point deduction and the uncertain future of the club postponed any decision to a later date.
Our Take on Milik
The Old Lady just can’t a break injury-wise. The pairing between him and Vlahovic is their best offensive combination by far, especially with Di Maria supporting them. They will probably explore 4-3-3 more in the next few matches if they don’t find another wingback. The call on the clause hinges more on their legal troubles than his showings, as it’s a no-brainer from that standpoint.
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