The Brazilian international is set to launch an operation over a long-running issue last December, which will keep him out of account for at least the next eight weeks.
Juventus midfielder Arthur will miss the start of the new Serie A season after suffering a long-term knee injury for surgery. Purpose can confirm.
The Brazilian international will be forced to sit on the sidelines for the next two months, which will exclude him from the Bianconeri’s innings – but could return in time for their Champions League commitments.
The news will take a hit for Massimiliano Allegri’s side as the coach returns to Turin after an absence of three years in an attempt to restore faded fortunes at Allianz Stadium.
Why does Arthur need surgery?
The 24-year-old suffered a knee injury at the end of 2020 and was hit on December 16 during a collision with Atalanta.
Under the supervision of Andrea Pirlo and while Juve are struggling to keep up near the top of Serie A, Arthur has decided to postpone any possible operation to promote the club’s top four chase and keep himself in the fight for this year’s Copa America.
The midfielder’s decision ultimately yielded mixed results; the Bianconeri were able to finish fourth on the final day of the season, but Arthur was overlooked by the Selecao who finished as runners-up in Argentina during the rearranged tournament.
When will Arthur be back?
With the player undergoing surgery soon, the hope is high that he will only be released from action for Juventus for two months.
That would get him back on track sometime around mid-September, with the new Serie A campaign running for about three or four weeks.
Although Allegri was an earlier local commitment, Arthur was only able to return in time for the first round of the Champions League matches, which take place on 14-15 September.
The bigger picture
The absence of Arthur will be able to fill a gap in midfield during the first weeks, and Juventus will start their Serie A campaign against Udinese.
The Bianconeri have yet to make a major move regarding the incoming faces at Allianz Stadium during the transfer window, while goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to join Parma, marking the final chapter in his long association with the club. ended.
Captain Giorgio Chiellini, meanwhile, has yet to agree to new terms following his triumph with Italy at Euro 2020, although it is only a formality for the club and the 36-year-old.