The pressure and intensity of Juventus’ current hectic run of fixtures are starting to take their toll on the squad. Injuries are starting to creep in, with Federico Bernardeschi being one of the latest casualties for the Old Lady.
Bernardeschi started the game against Inter on Sunday evening at San Siro, but he lasted only 18 minutes of the game. While being chased down by Matteo Darmian, Bernardeschi injured his right shoulder and was subsequently taken off the field for precautionary reasons. Rodrigo Bentancur entered the field and played a part in Sunday’s Derby d’Italia draw.
Since the return of Massimiliano Allegri to the helm of Juventus, Bernardeschi has become a regular in the starting XI, especially in the absence of Paulo Dybala.
Sunday’s start was Bernardeschi’s eighth league appearance for the Bianconeri in the 2021/22 season, as per the stats from FBref.com. However, as per the reports, it might be long before the Italian international makes his next appearance for the Bianconeri.
Juventus duo ruled out for the midweek game against Sassuolo
In an official statement from the club, it has been mentioned that Federico Bernardeschi sustained a slight sprain of his right shoulder during the Derby d’Italia on Sunday evening. The subsequent test carried out on the injured shoulder of Bernardeschi indicates that it is a capsular-ligament injury.
The 27-year-old has joined his compatriot Moise Kean on the nursing table. The latter has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his right thigh.
It has been declared that Kean reported muscle fatigue after an intense training session on Saturday and that was the reason behind Kean’s exclusion from the squad that visited Milan at the weekend. Juventus have confirmed that they will monitor their respective situations regularly.
The injuries to Bernardeschi and Kean mean they will be unavailable for Wednesday’s game against Sassuolo.
The returns of Dybala and Alvaro Morata, however, has made Allegri breathe a sigh of relief amid this busy period.
After the game against Sassuolo, Juventus lock horns with Hellas Verona, Zenit, Fiorentina, Lazio, and Chelsea in their next five fixtures across all competitions.