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France midfielder Paul Pogba could miss the 2022 World Cup.


Jul-29 04:11 first published at 04:11 AM

FOOTBALL Paul Pogba will see a specialist to determine what treatment is required for his knee injury, which could force the Juventus midfielder to miss the 2022 Qatar World Cup. After limping off the field in Los Angeles last week, the former Manchester United star was diagnosed with a tear of the lateral meniscus in his right knee. The 29-year-old was expected to have surgery in the United States rather than continue his pre-season tour with the Serie A giants. The 2018 World Cup winner, who had only recently returned to Juventus, has instead flown back to Italy to see a specialist. According to La Gazetta dello Sport, there are two possible approaches for his injury, one of which could keep him out of the World Cup until 2023. One option is to remove a piece of the meniscus, which would keep Pogba out for 40 to 60 days, but that operation is better suited to younger players and could limit his mobility. The other option is to suture the lesion, but that could mean missing four to five months of action, and with the World Cup coming up in November and December, it appears unlikely that he will be able to play for France. Pogba will now consult with a specialist before deciding how to treat his latest injury. Prior to his return to Italy, the Italian giants issued the following statement: ‘Following complaints of pain in his right knee, Paul Pogba underwent radiological examinations, which revealed a lesion of the lateral meniscus.’ He will have a specialist orthopedic consultation in the coming hours, so he will not be participating in the trip to Dallas. With a midfield void to fill, Pogba’s injury may force Juventus to reconsider their transfer strategy. The Old Lady was eager to clear the decks, with Adrien Rabiot and Arthur Melo set to leave after already terminating Aaron Ramsey’s contract. If the results show that Pogba will be out for several months, the club may decide to keep one of the midfielders. -The Daily Mail

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