Paul Pogba ruled out for ‘at least 20 days’ after picking up ANOTHER injury
Paul Pogba’s season ‘is over with the Juventus star set for 20 days out’ as his club confirm he suffered a low-grade thigh injury after coming off just 21 minutes into his first competitive start… capping off a nightmare year in Turin
Paul Pogba’s disastrous first season back at Juventus is reportedly over after he picked up another injury in his side’s 2-0 win against Cremonese on Sunday.
After an injury-hit campaign, Pogba made his first start in 13 months at the Allianz Stadium, but he lasted just 21 minutes before he suffered a fresh setback that caused him to leave the pitch in tears.
Juventus assessed Pogba’s injury on Monday morning and revealed he had picked up a thigh problem.
In a statement on the club’s website, they wrote: ‘The diagnostic tests that Paul Pogba underwent this morning at J|Medical showed a low-grade lesion of the rectus femoris of the left thigh. The footballer has already started his rehabilitation programme.’
The club did not put a timeline on Pogba’s recovery, but the midfielder is expected to be out for at least 20 days, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Paul Pogba needed treatment after picking up an injury in Juventus’ game with Cremonese
Paul Pogba left the pitch in tears and was clearly devastated by his latest injury setback
He was inconsolable as he went off, and he is now expected to miss the rest of the season
They have reported that Pogba’s season is over, with Juventus finishing their campaign at the start of June.
The news is a bitter blow for Pogba that caps off a nightmare 12 months for the 30-year-old midfielder.
He returned to Juventus after six years away from the club following his departure from Manchester United on a free transfer last summer.
However, he injured his knee in pre-season and was forced to miss the opening weeks of the season.
Just as he was recovering from that issue, he sustained a thigh problem, and having failed to get any minutes under his belt in the first three months of the season he was left out of France’s World Cup squad in November.
Pogba finally made his first matchday squad for Juventus in late January, but his fitness remained a concern, and he did not make an appearance for the Bianconeri until February 28, over seven months after he rejoined the club.
He has since played a total of 10 games in all competitions, and registered a last-minute assist in Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Sevilla last Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie.
After making a positive impact off the bench in that game, Pogba was handed his first competitive start by Massimiliano Allegri on Sunday, but he was unable to play more than a quarter of the match before his body broke down again.
Pogba still has three years remaining on his contract, but it has been reported that Juventus are frustrated with how his season has played out and could consider selling him or terminating his contract this summer.
But Gazzetta’s report claims the club will support him through his treatment and are yet to make a decision on Pogba’s future beyond this season.
It has been a disastrous year for Pogba at Juventus, with the midfielder playing just 10 games