Pogba underwent an operation in September, however his agent mentioned that, after a medical evaluate, the midfielder wouldn’t but return to the Juventus squad or be a part of up with France for the World Cup, which takes place from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18.
“Following yesterday and in the present day’s medical evaluate in Torino and Pittsburgh, this can be very painful to tell Paul Pogba will nonetheless want restoration time from his surgical procedure,” agent Rafaela Pimenta mentioned.
“For that reason, Paul will be unable to affix Juventus squad earlier than the World Cup break nor the French nationwide group in Qatar. If wishful pondering would change issues, Paul can be taking part in tomorrow.”
The 29-year-old has not performed a single minute for Juventus this season since rejoining the membership from Manchester United on a free switch in July.
Juventus launched a press release on Monday that learn: “Paul Pogba, in gentle of the current radiological examinations carried out at J|Medical and the session carried out in Pittsburgh by Prof. Volker Musahl on the analysis of his knee, must proceed his rehabilitation program.”
The information is a large setback for reigning world champions France, who will even be with out Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante for this yr’s event.
Pogba was one in every of France’s most influential gamers of their 2018 World Cup triumph, scoring within the closing victory over Croatia as they gained the trophy for the second time.