Napoli and Juventus Suffer Significant Injury Blows

Napoli and Juventus will be without two of their top players for the upcoming games. Victor Osimhen and Danilo have been diagnosed with thigh strains after getting hurt with Nigeria and Brazil respectively. The striker suffered a more serious problem.

The Partenopei announced he sustained a medium-grade strain of the biceps femoris muscle in his right thigh. The standard timetable is four-to-six weeks, Sky informs. Therefore, he’s likely to be out until the next international break. If he couldn’t beat it, he’d skip four Serie A matches against Verona, Milan, Salernitana, and Empoli, and two Champions League ones versus Union Berlin.

Danilo picked up the same problem as Osimhen, but on the other leg, and a little less serious, as it’s a first-degree one. He’ll be on the mend for 20-to-30 days. He’ll sit out the clashes with Milan and Verona and try to return against Fiorentina, SportMediaset informs.

Napoli will turn to Giovanni Simeone and Giacomo Raspadori in relief. Instead, Juventus will have to field Daniele Rugani or Alex Sandro, once he recovers from his injury, or potentially switch to a four-man defense.

Our Take on Osimhen and Danilo

The former just has terrible luck when he’s playing with Nigeria. The Azzurri coped well with his absence early last season with the same substitutes, but they were in a much better place collectively. It might turn out to be the nail in the coffin for Rudi Garcia.

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