Paul Pogba, a French midfielder, had a lateral meniscus lesion in his right knee during Juventus’ preseason training.
Pogba was injured while training in Los Angeles, and as a result, he will not be traveling to Dallas with the Italian team as they continue their pre-season tour of the US.
Just two weeks after making his Juve comeback, the player suffered an injury. He has seen a doctor who has reportedly confirmed that he must undergo surgery to fix the problem.
Despite complaining of knee pain, he allegedly did not appear to be too uncomfortable, but scans have shown the full extent of the injury and might be sidelined for months after the surgery.
In a club statement, Juventus said: ‘Following complaining of pain in his right knee, Paul Pogba underwent radiological examinations that revealed a lesion of the lateral meniscus.
‘In the next few hours, he will undergo a specialist orthopedic consultation.
‘Therefore, in order to continue treatment, he is not taking part in the trip to Dallas.’
The midfielder faces a race against time to be healthy in time for the Old Lady’s opening Serie A match against Sassuolo on August 15.
If surgery is not necessary, the typical prognosis for such injuries is two to three weeks; but, if the specialist determines that it is the best course of action, he could be out for at least a month.
The Italian powerhouses had intended to offload center midfielders Arthur, Aaron Ramsey, and Adrien Rabiot, but Pogba’s impending absence from the Old Lady may modify those intentions.
Following the free departure of the Frenchman, Juventus did not regard the three central midfielders as an integral element of their long-term tactical plan.
According to Tuttosport, Arthur reportedly earns around €7 million in bonuses on top of the salaries he receives from Ramsey and Rabiot each year.
Fans of Juventus and the club’s coaching crew will undoubtedly be unhappy with the news, especially because of the midfielder’s strong performances in practice before now.
In one video clip posted to Juventus’ official Twitter account, Pogba outruns his opponent before throwing a daring backheel ball to a teammate.
His return to Juventus is marred by this injury following a terrible second stint at Manchester United, where he wasted six years of his professional career due to poor management and managerial issues at Old Trafford.
Most pundits refer to Pogba as one of the many gifted individuals whose potential is still untapped. Also, most football enthusiasts believe that the world is yet to see the greatness of the French International in the football world.