gtag('config', 'G-4J8L8BEK7P');
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Paul Pogba saw a return to Juventus officially confirmed on July 11, but a little over two weeks later he picked up a knee injury in training and is now facing serious questions of whether he will be fit for World Cup duty with France at Qatar 2022.

Initially, Pogba’s injury was not considered to be serious, as he was able to limp off the training pitch accompanied by Juve’s medical staff.

It soon became clear that the problem would be keeping Pogba out of action for some time, with Juve revealing in an official statement that tissues in his knee had been torn and further examination reveal he is now expected to undergo surgery.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

An operation will keep him sidelined for a considerable period of time, followed by an extended recovery program.

Pogba has returned to Italy from Juve’s pre-season tour of the United States, with two possible solutions to his knee problem now being considered.

The first will see him undergo a meniscectomy that will require around two months of recovery time – putting him back in contention for game time towards the end of October.

The second possibility would see medics look at suturing the meniscus, a procedure that boasts better full recovery rates but one that also requires a longer healing process to be taken in.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

In that case, Pogba could be ruled out for four to five months.

The Player and club are said to favour a meniscectomy at this stage, given that a return to action can be made much sooner, but that decision may be taken out of Pogba’s hands.

If he were to be forced onto the treatment table for up to five months, then he would not come back into Massimiliano Allegri’s plans until 2023.

He would miss France’s latest quest for World Cup glory in the Middle East, which is due to get underway in November, while also sitting out the first half of Juve’s bid to reclaim a domestic crown in Serie A.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

If he is only absent for a couple of months, then it could be that he misses around seven matches in the Italian top-flight as well as the start of a Champions League group stage campaign.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

In other news


Four Oyo State Athletes from that represented Nigeria at the just concluded 2022 Confederation of African Cycling Track Championship in Abuja, scooped Silver and...


Egypt has named Rui Vitoria, formerly of Portugal’s Benfica, as the coach for its national team after Ehab Galal was sacked, according to a...


Divock Origi signed for AC Milan on Tuesday after being let go by Liverpool at the end of last season. The 27-year-old Belgian international...


The Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to secure a 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket after playing 1-1 draw with visitors Black Stars of Ghana...


Popular Ghanaian actor John Dumelo says he will walk barefoot from Accra, Ghana to Lagos if Nigeria defeat Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers...


Oyo state-born ping pong star, Aruna Quadri has dropped from 11th to 14th in the latest ITTF ranking released on Tuesday, March 22 by...