Fears over the long-term health of Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic have been eased, after it was revealed he would keep away from surgical procedure for his muscle challenge, which means he ought to be again in time to face his former group Atletico Madrid within the Champions League final 16 tie.
The Croatian has missed each of Juve’s cup clashes that kicked off 2019 with a muscular drawback, and there have been some reviews that he would miss as much as three or 4 months if the damage would require surgical procedure.
Nonetheless, as reported by AS, it has now been confirmed this isn’t the case, with the 32-year-old now anticipated to return comfortably in time to face Atleti on February 20th on the Wanda Metropolitano.
Certainly, after the Outdated Woman’s Supercoppa Italiana win over Milan on Wednesday evening, Massimiliano Allegri decried the rumours surrounding Mandzukic’s damage.
As quoted by Onefootball, he proclaimed: “Is the Mandžukić damage extra severe than anticipated? That has already been denied.
“I have no idea the place the reviews got here from, they made me indignant. It was fairly a quiet second and, then, even I laughed. I’ll see him after we return tomorrow and I hope he’s higher.”
The participant himself had beforehand taken to social media to ease followers’ fears, declaring forward of the sport: “Working exhausting to be again with my teammates in a few weeks. Within the meantime, I’m the most important fan and good luck for tonight.”
After a 12 months in Madrid for the 2014/15 season, wherein he scored 20 occasions, Mandzukic joined the Serie A aspect for £19m and has scored 43 targets since.