Paul Pogba may not play football in 2023 as Juventus fear, he could miss out on the world cup, due to his knee injury in preseason tour.
According to rumors, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba could miss this year’s World Cup in Qatar due to a knee injury sustained in training.
Pogba, who returned to the Italian giants in full earlier this month, will see a professional expert to establish the appropriate course of action.
After hobbling off the training field in Los Angeles last week, the former Manchester United star’s right knee was found to have a torn lateral meniscus.
The 29-year-old was supposed to undergo surgery while in America rather than complete his preseason tour with the Serie A giants.
The 2018 World Cup champion, who had just recently returned to Juve, has instead traveled back to Italy to see a specialist.
According to La Gazetta dello Sport, there are two possible treatments for his injury, and one of them could prevent the midfielder from playing until 2023, which would cause him to miss the World Cup.
One option is to remove a portion of the meniscus, but that operation is best suited for younger players and could impair Pogba’s mobility. Pogba would miss roughly 40 to 60 days as a result.
The alternative would be to suture the lesion, but it would likely mean a lengthy recovery period of four to five months, and with the World Cup in November and December rapidly approaching, it would seem doubtful that he would play for France.
Prior to deciding how to handle his most recent ailment, Pogba will now see a specialist.
Before Pogba left for Italy, Juventus released the following statement: “Following complaints of pain in his right knee, Paul Pogba had radiological exams that confirmed a lesion of the lateral meniscus.
He will have a professional orthopedic consultation in the coming hours.
“Therefore, he is not participating in the trip to Dallas in order to continue therapy.”
Due to the need to replace a gap in the middle of the field, Juventus may have to reevaluate their transfer strategy in light of Pogba’s injury.
After terminating Aaron Ramsey’s contract and preparing the departures of Adrien Rabiot and Arthur Melo, the Old Lady was eager to clear the field.
However, if the outcomes show that Pogba would need to miss several months of play, the team might decide to keep one of the midfielders.