On Monday, Juventus received an unpleasant update on the condition of Paul Pogba.
While recovering from a meniscus injury that has kept him sidelined since pre-season, the Frenchman has suffered a setback due to a thigh problem. This issue should derail the midfielder’s recovery for another couple of weeks.
Perhaps this isn’t exactly a huge blow to the Bianconeri, who weren’t expecting the player to show up before the lengthy winter break.
However, this is surely heartbreaking news for the 29-year-old who was hell-bent on returning just in time for the World Cup.
However, this new number will see Pogba miss the world event in Qatar, as confirmed by his agent Rafaela Pimenta.
“After the medical visits between yesterday and today, it is extremely painful to inform you that Pogba still needs rehabilitation after the knee operation he underwent in early September,” the Brazilian agent was reported by Gazzetta dello Sport.
“For this reason, Paul will not be able to join the French team in Qatar.”
The former Manchester United star has been enduring a miserable time of late between injuries and personal problems, so we can only hope he will recover both physically and mentally once the season restarts in January.