France star and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba’s hopes to be fit before World Cup 2022 are under serious threat. The 29-year-old needs knee surgery for a meniscus injury he sustained in the preseason. Juventus boss Allegri provided Pogba’s injury update before their Champions League opener against PSG.
The World Cup winner will go under the knife this week. He is expected to be out for at least 50 to 60 days. As the FIFA World Cup 2022 is over the horizon, starting on 20th November 2022, and France’s opening game against Australia on 22nd November, Paul Pogba’s involvement in the tournament is in serious doubt.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri provided an update on Pogba’s injury before their trip to Parc des Princes to play PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday, 6 Sept.
“We will get Paul Pogba back in January,” Allegri told reporters. “Whether he plays in the World Cup or not is not my problem.”
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Pogba sustained a meniscus injury in the preseason. The conservative treatments to avoid surgery have not been working. Now the Frenchman will go under the knife this week. After his move from Manchester United this summer, the midfielder was not included in any of Juventus’ games.
Paul Pogba has been an essential part of the France squad. He was a crucial part of the 2018 World Cup-winning team. The midfielder scored a stunning goal from just outside the box in the Final against Croatia to give his side a comfortable 3-1 lead.
It would be difficult for the Frenchman to return to the pitch in time. Real Madrid’s young midfielder Eduardo Camavinga would be his potential replacement. The young midfielder was impressive in the Champions League last season for the eventual champions Real Madrid. Camavinga will turn 20 two weeks before the world cup. His performance with Real Madrid this season could prove decisive to his involvement in the World Cup in November.