Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba had an eventful cameo off the bench during the Bianconeri’s clash with Empoli at the Stadio Castellani yesterday.
The former Manchester United midfielder had a goal disallowed before sustaining a new muscular injury, per Gazzetta dello Sport.
The French midfielder, hoping for a fresh start this season after an injury-riddled 2022/23 campaign, was named as a substitute in yesterday evening’s Serie A encounter.
Pogba entered the pitch at the hour mark and produced a decent performance.
The moment that had Juventus fans on their feet came when Pogba unleashed a spectacular volley into the net.
Ecstasy turned to agony as the celebrations were cut short when it was revealed that assist provider Dusan Vlahovic had been offside.
The officials disallowed the goal as the midfielder continued to search for his first goal since his return to Italy.
However, the heartbreak on the pitch was compounded by Pogba’s apparent injury scare.
As he went into a challenge in the final minutes of the match, the Frenchman appeared to overstretch and began to move gingerly on the field.
While his jubilant teammates went to celebrate with the travelling fans after the final whistle, Pogba made a beeline for the dressing room, where he engaged in an intense discussion with the team’s chief medic.
He was touching the back of his thigh, indicating a potential muscular issue.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the injury and expressed his concern, labelling it a worrying development.
Injury setbacks have marred Pogba’s return to Juventus, casting doubts over his long-term future.
Juventus fans will anxiously await further updates on the extent of this latest setback, hoping for a swift recovery for their star midfielder.
The upcoming international break gives him some time off as he did not receive a call-up for France.
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