Superman to Play With Pain: Is Gianluigi Buffon Making the Right Choice?

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Superman to Play With Pain: Is Gianluigi Buffon Making the Right Choice?

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The injury bug, not the one that stung Fabio Cannavaro and caused the whole doping controversy this past week, is making it’s annual tour through the Juventus squad. First, it was the big summer signing, Diego, fighting muscle strains in the pre-season, and then just two games into the season. Then it was Cannavaro himself going down with a thigh injury in the middle of September. Friday morning brought the news that midfielder Claudio Marchisio needed surgery to repair a meniscus problem in his right knee. And now, a day after his country qualifies for the 2010 World Cup, news comes out that goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, like Marchisio, will need surgery on his knee because of a meniscus problem. The difference between Marchisio and Buffon is that the former had surgery over the weekend, and will be out in around six weeks, while the latter will try to tough it out until the Derby d’Italia on Dec. 5. However, it’s not a lock that he will make it that far, and he admitted that when he r

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