Paulo Dybala was in pain, having suffered another thigh injury in Roma’s Serie A fixture against Lecce on Sunday evening. The injury appears to be so bad that the Argentinian could even miss the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, with his potential return to action expected in 2023.
La Repubblica reports that the injury could’ve been avoided if the 28-year-old had not pushed himself to be fit for the game against Lecce. The report suggests that he did the same thing before the game between Roma and Atalanta.
In the pre-match training, Dybala assured his manager that he could play despite being found unwell. Otherwise, Mourinho was set to field his team without Dybala.
In the match, La Joya, despite not moving with his natural authority on the field, was able to score from a penalty just before being subbed off the pitch with the knock. The seriousness of the injury remains unknown, with Dybala scheduled to undergo the necessary medical examinations on Tuesday.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder