Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been diagnosed with an injury to the lateral meniscus in his knee. Pogba needs further tests to confirm whether he needs surgery or not.
The former Manchester United player limped off with a knee problem during a training session on their pre-season tour of Los Angeles. He didn’t appear too anxious, but tests now show a lesion to the lateral meniscus in his right knee.
The Frenchman will visit specialists to see if any surgical treatment is required.
According to Tuttosport via Football Italia , Tuesday (26/7/2022), Paul Pogba will require surgery and be out for 30-35 days.
Paul Pogba joined Juventus for free after his contract at Manchester United ended. Prior to that, Pogba was already absent due to injury.
“Following complaints of pain in his right knee, Paul Pogba underwent a radiological examination which revealed a lesion to the lateral meniscus,” a club statement read.
“In the next few hours he will undergo an orthopedic specialist consultation. Therefore, in order to continue treatment, he is not traveling to Dallas.”
Absent Against Barcelona
This means Pogba will not travel with the rest of the squad to Dallas, where they will face Barcelona in a friendly tonight.
This type of injury usually takes two to three weeks out of action, so he will have to race against time to be ready for the Serie A opener of the season.
Juventus Not Careful?
If specialists suggest surgery, then it will definitely extend Pogba’s time out of action by a few months.
This situation makes Juventus fans look back at Pogba’s terrible injury record over the last three seasons. At Manchester United, Pogba’s performance has also been up and down due to recurring injuries.
Including at the end of the season, he missed a month because of that problem.