Italy: no operation for Pogba, absence estimated at five weeks (Juventus)

The French world champion, who returned to Juve this summer after six years at Manchester United, will undergo "conservative therapy for five weeks", a spokesman for the Italian club told AFP.

Italy: no operation for Pogba, absence estimated at five weeks (Juventus)

The French world champion, who returned to Juve this summer after six years at Manchester United, will undergo "conservative therapy for five weeks", a spokesman for the Italian club told AFP.

The 29-year-old international injured himself in training ten days ago during the Bianconeri's United States tour.

Victim of a "lateral meniscus lesion" of the right knee, according to the diagnosis released by his club, the "Pickaxe" took the opinion of several specialists on the possible treatments and in particular on the need or not for surgery. .

He notably met this Tuesday in Lyon a renowned specialist, who recently operated on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Depending on the nature of the operation, meniscectomy (removal of the damaged part of the meniscus) or suture, the duration of his unavailability could have varied between two and four months approximately, jeopardizing his participation in the World Cup in Qatar (November 21-18 december).

The "conservative therapy" finally chosen by the player and his club consists in providing care without resorting to an operation.

The deadline advanced for this treatment seems to allow Pogba to return to the field from mid-September.

If it does not call into question his participation in the World Cup for the moment, this injury nevertheless remains a serious blow for Pogba, who has returned to revive himself in a club where he had his best years between 2012 and 2016 (four league titles). 'Italy).

It confirms a dark year 2022 for the midfielder of the Blues, whose last season had already ended early at the end of April due to a calf injury.

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