Juventus: A positive injury update on Paulo Dybala

Juventus have received some good news out of J | Medical on Monday with Paulo Dybala avoiding a muscle injury to his right thigh.

The Argentine limped off early on in Juventus’ draw with Venezia on Saturday with reports later suggesting he had a thigh problem. Dybala missed much of last season with a knee injury and he’s already had his fair share of injury complaints this term as well.

La Joya has already missed seven games in 2021/22 as a result of three separate issues, with many fans growing frustrated over his lack of availability. While Dybala is Juventus’ most talented player, some debated whether the club should be offering him a new long-term extension with a hefty salary considering his injury woes.

It’s a valid argument. Although, the injury Dybala sustained in Venice is only minor.

Tests reveal that Dybala hasn’t picked up a muscle injury

The creative Argentine arrived for tests at J | Medical on Monday morning with the club sweating over his status. They can ill-afford for Dybala to miss a sustained period of time with their shortcomings in his absence manifesting against Venezia.

However, Juventus delivered the news that all supporters were pleading for. In an update posted on their website, the club wrote: “The tests that Paulo Dybala underwent today at J | Medical excluded muscle injuries and therefore his condition will be monitored day by day.”

The Bianconeri have two more games to conclude the calendar year. First, they visit Bologna on Saturday before hosting the lowly Cagliari the following Tuesday. It’s unknown whether Dybala will be fit for these two games, although the early indications suggest that he will be after initial doubts.

Weston McKennie is also poised to return this weekend, although Juve’s injury list is still fairly lengthy. Danilo, Federico Chiesa and Aaron Ramsey will miss the final two games of 2021, and it’s incredibly likely that the Welshman has played his final game in Bianconeri colours with the January transfer window looming.