Paul Pogba to Undergo Knee Operation; Race Against Time to be Fit for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

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Last Updated: September 06, 2022, 00:11 IST

France midfielder Paul Pogba will undergo knee surgery, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Monday, plunging into doubt his availability for the World Cup.


Pogba was a star performer as France won the 2018 World Cup. He injured his right knee in July, opting at that time against surgery in a bid to be fit for this year’s tournament in Qatar.

The former Manchester United player joined Juventus in the close season. The Italian club play Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

“Pogba trained this morning but he stopped, and decided to go ahead with an operation,” Allegri said.

Multiple reports suggest a meniscus operation would take 40-60 days to overcome, with 76 remaining before the World Cup as of Monday.” width=”942″ height=”530″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”>

The initial plan had been for Pogba to conserve his knee with aqua and gymnastic training.

The 29-year-old returned to the training field on Sunday.

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