Saturday March 28 2015
Marchisio back 'within days'

Juventus medics suggest Claudio Marchisio could be back in action within days after new knee ligament tests.

The situation is bizarre, as on Friday morning the Italy medical staff sent him back to Turin, having spotted a “sub-total lesion” in the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee.

There had been reports of an operation and six to eight months on the touchline, sparking death threats towards Coach Antonio Conte on social media.

Later that evening Juventus medics performed another MRI scan in Turin and “excluded tears” to the ligament.

Today there were more tests and La Stampa claims they found the situation was even better than thought last night.

Instead of two to three weeks on the touchline, Marchisio could be back in training within days and targeting a comeback in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Monaco on April 14.

Today the doctors who performed the original tests in Florence insist they did spot a sub-total lesion, which although won’t necessarily stop the midfielder playing, is something to keep an eye on.

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