By Adeboye Amosu: Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli, faces an anxious time as he awaits news on the injury picked up by one of his key stars, Paulo Dybala while in action for Italian club Juventus in a Serie A clash with Cagliari on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
Dybala picked up the injury in the second half of Juventus’ 1-0 away win and left the field in tears clutching his hamstring, although the fact that he walked off the field without the aid of a stretcher will be encouraging to the coach.
The 24-year-old will now be sent for tests to determine the extent of the injury and how long he will be out of action.
Sampaoli, like Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, will hope the injury will not rule him out for a long time, and most importantly , will not cause him to miss the 2018 World Cup where the Albiceleste will come up against Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland in the group stage
“We don’t know how bad it is now, but he will have tests,” Juventus coach Allegri told Mediaset Premium after the game.
“Fortunately we go into a two-week break now and he’ll evidently need to rest more than the others during that time, so hopefully he will be fresh for the final weeks of the season.”
Meanwhile, the former Palermo forward is upbeat he will soon be back in action following the injury setback.
“An important triumph. Thank you all for the support messages, I will be back soon and stronger!,” Dybala wrote on his Twitter handle.
A very important win tonight! Thank you for your support and your messages, I’ll be back soon.”
The player who was also eligible to represent Poland made his debut for Argentina in September 2015 and has already had 12 caps for his country.