Juventus say Marchisio’s knee recovery right on track

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Turin, May 15 (IANS) Italian football champions Juventus on Sunday insisted that midfielder Claudio Marchisio’s recovery from a knee surgery is on track, despite reports he’s had a setback.

The 30-year-old was absent from Saturday’s Serie A title celebrations party, and it was reported that he had suffered complications in his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury. The surgery took place on April 19.

Il Tempo even reported that the Italian international could require a new operation, but his club has moved to dismiss those fears.

“Having missed out on yesterday’s Scudetto ceremony as a precaution, Claudio Marchisio is continuing his rehabilitation regime at Juventus Center following knee surgery last month,” Juventus said in a statement.

“Inflammation of the knee after the operation had delayed the first stage of the midfielder’s specialised fitness programme and arthroscopic cleansing was also required.

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“Upon gradual improvement of Marchisio’s current state, Juventus’ medical staff still expect the 30-year-old to make a return to training in the six month-period originally forecasted.”

Marchisio is supposed to return to the pitch in October.



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