It’s all good news on the injury front for Juventus this week. On Wednesday morning, full-back Danilo was spotted at Continassa undergoing individual training.
The Brazilian was ruled out of action for the rest of 2021 after he collided with Lazio’s Elseid Hysaj in Juve’s 2-0 eventual victory over the Biancocolesti on 20 November. Danilo was stretchered off and Juventus later confirmed that he had suffered a “medium-degree lesion of the adductor longus muscle of the left thigh”.
He was expected to miss eight weeks as a result.
While the injury ended his 2021 prematurely, Danilo has stepped up his recovery with the aim of being fit for when Juventus return from the winter break at the start of 2022.
Danilo undergoes individual training
On Wednesday, the veteran full-back was spotted by Romeo Agresti undergoing individual training away from the main group at Continassa.
While his return is still some weeks away, his presence on the training pitch is an undisputed positive for the Bianconeri. Juventus have just about coped in Danilo’s absence with Juan Cuadrado initially returning to right-back before Mattia De Sciglio returned to action in the 1-0 win over Malmo.
Young Koni De Winter also made his first senior start in the slender triumph over the Swedish side.
Juventus’ injury latest
Weston McKennie and Dejan Kulusevski are both back in training and in contention for Saturday’s clash away at Bologna. McKennie has been out of action since the Atalanta defeat at the end of November, while Kulusevski missed Juve’s last two games after undergoing surgery for sinusitis.
Juventus confirmed on Monday that Paulo Dybala will be monitored daily after he avoided a muscle injury in the draw with Venezia. The Argentine was substituted in the opening exchanges after feeling discomfort in his thigh.
As for Aaron Ramsey, his status is unknown and it’s highly likely that he’s already played his final game for Juventus. The Welshman is expected to leave the club in January.