The word to describe the matter is "bizarre." On Friday morning it was revealed that Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury while on international duty and would be out for 6-8 months. The tests were made by the medical staff of the Italian national team, thus sparking controversy. Alleged death threats were made to Italy coach Antonio Conte, who has incurred the wrath of his former club for the injury to a player sorely needed by Juve at this crucial stage of the season.
Later on in the evening, Juventus announced that Marchisio's injury is not as serious as once feared and the player could in fact be back in training in a "matter of days." The club's statement read as follows: "The 29-year-old then underwent an MRI scan on his right knee this evening. The tests, supervised by Dr. Carlo Faletti at Turin's Fornaca Clinic, ruled positive, excluding the possibility of a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament."
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