Juventus star Paul Pogba could miss the upcoming World Cup in Qatar due to a knee injury he suffered in training, according to reports.
The 29-year-old returned to Juventus this summer as a free agent after his contract at Manchester United expired.
He was in the United States with the rest of the squad for the club’s pre-season tour. However, he suffered a torn meniscus during training and flew back to Italy to visit a specialist consultant.
And now as per La Gazetta dello Sport, the former United star has two options to deal with his knee injury and one could see him rule out of the World Cup in Qatar.
It is said that one approach would involve the removal of a piece of the meniscus, causing him to miss 40 to 60 days. However, this type of surgery could affect his mobility.
While the other option would be to suture the lesion and that could see him sidelined for four to five months, which means he would not be able to play the World Cup starting in November.
Two very difficult choices
Every footballer dreams to play in the World Cup and Pogba wouldn’t want to miss the prestigious competition at all costs. However, the other alternative isn’t very attractive either as that could slow his mobility.
Both choices are not very desirable but he must make a decision soon.
- Manchester United confirm agreement with Real Madrid to sign Casemiro
- Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg emerges as potential replacement for Casemiro at Real Madrid
- Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombele joins Napoli on season-long loan
- Arsenal in talks with OGC Nice over Nicolas Pepe loan move
- Atalanta vs AC Milan Preview – Prediction, how to watch & line-ups