Thursday, April 18, 2024

Juventus decide on Di Maria’s absence


Rome (AFP)

The club announced that Juventus will miss the services of its new Argentine star Angel Di Maria for at least ten days as a result of a left thigh injury sustained during the first leg of the local football league against Sassuolo “3-0”. .
Juventus said on their official website that the 34-year-old Argentinian winger underwent an X-ray examination which revealed a slight injury to the adductor longus muscle of the left thigh, adding that his condition would be re-evaluated within ten days.
The former French Paris Saint-Germain player had an impressive first official match in Juventus colours, where he scored the first goal with an “on the fly” shot and set up Serbian Dusan Vilahovic for the third goal. Owned the second goal in the match.
But the Argentine winger felt pain in his left thigh and was forced to leave the field half an hour before the end of the match.
Di Maria will miss Juventus’ next two matches in the local league against Sampdoria (August 22) and Rome on August 27, with local media talking about the possibility of his absence extending to a month.
Di Maria’s injury is another heavy blow for coach Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who have lost another French new signing back in Turin, Paul Pogba, who is expected to be out for at least five weeks.
Pogba decided not to undergo knee surgery, which would have ruled him out of the World Cup in Qatar, scheduled for later this year, preferring to undergo conservative treatment.
Pogba, 29, suffered a serious injury to his right knee (meniscus) during the US pre-season tour and is expected to return to his new old team in mid-September.

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