Sami Khedira Injury: Updates on Juventus Star's Leg and Return

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured Columnist

Germany's Sami Khedira exercises  during a training session prior the friendly soccer match between Germany and USA  scheduled for Wednesday  in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Sami Khedira's wretched run of injuries has followed him from Real Madrid to Juventus, as he picked up a leg injury during the pre-season friendly against Marseille on Saturday.

He left the field holding his hamstring and is now expected to be out of action until October.

Continue for updates. 

Khedira Set for 2-Month Absence

Monday, Aug. 3

"Khedira will be sidelined for approximately two months after medical examinations revealed a second-grade myotendinous tear of the rectus femoris muscle in his right thigh," Juventus announced.

"It's a pity about Khedira's injury," said Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday, via Juventus on Twitter. "He was doing well and we've lost an important player for the Super Cup." 

Unfortunately, the player's fitness struggles have become a regular occurrence over the years, heavily influencing his Madrid career, per FIFA.com. Khedira is yet to complete an entire season without missing matches through injury, having picked up 20 injuries prior to his latest, as reported by Transfermarkt.

It's a huge shame because his combination of combativeness, grace on the ball and clever distribution could be huge for Juve's chances of success, particularly after the departure of Arturo Vidal.

Khedira made just three starts and eight substitute appearances in La Liga last season, per WhoScored.com. One year before, he managed 12 starts and one performance from the bench. The 2009-10 season with Stuttgart was the last time Khedira made more than 20 starts in a domestic campaign.

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As ever, Khedira will now focus on regaining his fitness and form. It doesn't seem as if he will ever be completely injury-free, as when he's gained momentum in the past, further problems have arrived. This stop-start battle with sharpness is what eventually led to him leaving Los Blancos without the fanfare a top-class player deserves. 


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