Juventus continued to be miserable on the pitch on Saturday evening as Atalanta claimed their first win in Turin since 1989. The 1-0 defeat to La Dea marked the end of an appalling week for the Old Lady that had already witnessed the Bianconeri endure a humiliating 4-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea in the Champions League.
Having made an underwhelming start to the league campaign, Juve needed to win the game on Saturday. A victory would have been a huge push for their ultimate aspiration to cut the top four in the Serie A points table this season.
While Juventus eventually succumbed to a narrow defeat to Atalanta, the injuries sustained by Federico Chiesa and Weston McKennie have increased the magnitude of anxiety among the Juventus enthusiasts.
Both Chiesa and McKennie started the game well and were two of the brightest players for Juve against Gian Piero Gasperini’s side. While the Italian was taken off the pitch at halftime due to a growing concern of injury, McKennie left the field in pain following a penetrative run into opposition territory midway through the second half.
Juventus receive updates on the injuries of Chiesa and McKennie
This morning, both knocks were examined closely at the J | Medical, and the news isn’t promising.
According to GOAL Italia’s Romeo Agresti, the test carried out on Chiesa revealed that the Italian international had picked up a low-grade lesion of the hamstring on the left thigh. With it being a muscle injury, it is understood that Chiesa will miss the rest of 2021.
McKennie, on the other hand, was diagnosed with a capsule ligament injury on the right knee. The Texan’s situation will reportedly be monitored on a daily basis. Nevertheless, he will miss a couple of Juve’s upcoming games too.
Chiesa and McKennie have joined Mattia De Sciglio and Danilo on the sidelines. The Bianconeri hold onto 21 points from 14 matches having already lost the fifth game of the ongoing 2021/22 Serie A season.
Juventus require a big response as they travel to the lowly Salernintana on Tuesday night. However, they’ll be without two of their brighter sparks.