Upon returning to Juventus from Manchester United as a free agent earlier this summer, Paul Pogba has failed to oversee a healthy start to his new life in Italy.
A report from La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Paul Pogba will require surgery on his right knee. It is suggested that Pogba could be sidelined for the next two months, potentially ruling him out of Juventus’ next three friendlies against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, opening matches in Serie A, and two rounds of games in the UEFA Champions League in the 2022/23 season.
Rejecting a renewal offer from Manchester United, Pogba took a pay cut to re-join the Turin-based club this summer. In the pre-season, he had a spell of 45 minutes against Chivas. During the training session in Los Angles, Pogba had to withdraw earlier with slight pain in his right knee.
Although the knock did not look alarming initially, the latest tests revealed that he had sustained a lesion on his lateral meniscus. As a result, the Frenchman will not make the trip to Dallas and will undergo a specialist orthopaedic examination in the coming hours.
If the doctors in Juventus’ camp agree to the consultation that the player will receive from the doctors in America, Pogba will immediately undergo the requisite surgery. The chances of the Frenchman avoiding an operation are relatively narrow.
If everything goes as planned, it is anticipated that the former Man United star could get back to fitness between late September and early October.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder