Paul Pogba sustained a knee injury just 14 days after joining Juventus and will be out for two months. After his contract at Manchester United ended, the Frenchman returned to Italy on a free transfer this summer.
Pogba, 29, suffered a calf injury in the Red Devils’ 4-0 loss to Liverpool in April and did not play against Chivas Guadalajara on Saturday.
However, he hobbled off following a training session, leading Juve to perform medical examinations.
The Old Lady has officially confirmed that Pogba has sustained a “lateral meniscus lesion,” with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that the 2018 World Cup champion will require surgery and will be out for two months.
However, Pogba is now set to undergo further tests and will not take part in the next leg of their tour.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side has left for Dallas without the former £89 million player and is already looking for a replacement. Juventus is attempting to offload two players in order to create room for PSG standout Leandro Paredes.
According to trade analyst Fabrizio Romano, they are aiming to offload Aaron Ramsey and Arthur, both of whom Arsenal is interested in. Ramsey, 31, was on loan at Rangers for the second part of last season.
He’ll be anxious for regular playing time as Wales prepares to compete in the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
On August 15, Juventus will begin off their Serie A season against Sassuolo. Allegri will be hoping that Pogba and Paredes are both available for selection in midfield.
Further tests for Pogba
According to Juventus, Paul Pogba has suffered a knee injury and will undergo “professional orthopaedic evaluation” to determine the degree of the ailment.
He will miss the Italian club’s friendly against Barcelona in Dallas on Tuesday due to the injury, and probably 2 more months if the results of the tests are not positive.
Pogba complained of “pain in his right knee,” according to Juventus, and examinations revealed a “lateral meniscus lesion.”
“He will have a professional orthopaedic consultation in the coming hours,” the club noted.
As a result, in order to continue therapy, he will not be participating in the trip to Dallas.”
Pogba appeared in Juventus’ first preseason game, a 2-0 victory over Mexican side Chivas Guadalajara in Las Vegas.