Paul Pogba Likely To Miss World Cup Due To Knee Injury
Juventus midfielder, Paul Pogba, could miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup if he undergoes surgery on his knee after picking up an injury during a pre-season training session.
He was in Los Angeles with the Bianconeri squad after his return to the club from Manchester United a few days ago.
However, celebrations were short-lived after the Frenchman was diagnosed with a lesion of the lateral meniscus on his right knee and flew back to Italy.
According to Daily Mail, there are two potential approaches to Pogba’s injury. Still, one could force him to miss out on the upcoming Qatar showpiece.
He could get the meniscus removed, which will sideline him for 40 to 60 days, but that’s generally done for younger players.
The other option that Pogba has is to suture the lesion, which could force him out of action for four to five months, endangering his World Cup hopes significantly as the tournament kicks off in November.
According to Football Italia, the France international will consult his medical staff before deciding.
The problem has been nagging for Pogba for a few years now, causing several muscular issues during his time at Manchester United. During his six years with the Premier League club, Pogba made 226 appearances and won two titles before returning to Juventus on a free transfer.
He’s also an essential member of France’s squad. Notably, he scored in the final of the 2018 World Cup against Croatia, which Les Blues won. Naturally, coach Didier Deschamps will be watching his case closely.