Paul Pogba will not undergo knee surgery in a bid to keep his World Cup hopes alive in Qatar… as the Juventus and France midfielder hopes to return at the start of September after five weeks of conservative treatment
- Paul Pogba injured his right knee while training in Los Angeles in July
- France is terrified that he may miss the World Cup in Qatar this winter
- Pogba was convinced to avoid surgery after visiting a specialist in Lyon
- Juventus hope to be back in the first ten days of September
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Paul Pogba has decided not to undergo knee surgery in the hope that he will be able to participate in the France national team at the Winter World Cup in Qatar.
Pogba, who officially returned to Juventus this summer after his contract with Manchester United was terminated, caused his country to panic when he injured his right knee during training last month on the Serie A giants’ tour in America.
The 29-year-old midfielder visited a specialist consultant in Lyon on Tuesday and was convinced to avoid surgery and would instead undergo five weeks of conservative treatment.
Paul Pogba has decided not to undergo surgery due to a knee injury he sustained last month
A meniscus problem can be expected to keep him out of the house for more than a month, but it is hoped that by choosing the faster recovery option he will be back in the first 10 days of September.
according to Gazzetta dello sport The 2018 World Cup winner’s conservative treatment for five weeks will involve three of them in the gym and then the remaining two on the field.
The current schedule drawn up by Juventus’ medical staff will see Pogba return ahead of the first international break of the new season, meaning he could therefore aim for a return before the Champions League start.
It keeps the 2018 World Cup winner’s hopes of appearing at this year’s tournament alive
The midfielder developed a lesion of the lateral meniscus in his right knee during a training session over a week ago in Los Angeles.
Within days, it was clear that the problem was more serious than expected and surgery emerged as the potential solution.
One of the options considered was to remove part of the meniscus, which would have left Pogba out for about 40 to 60 days, and the operation is suitable for younger players and could affect his mobility.
The other option was to sew the lesion, but this would have required four to five long months on the sidelines, effectively dooming Pogba out of Qatar’s winter masterpiece.
Pogba was convinced to avoid meniscus surgery after visiting a specialist in Lyon
The news may allay fears that Juventus will be forced to rethink their transfer business with a void to fill in their midfield.
They were eager to clear the decks, as Adrien Rabiot and Arthur Melo were set to leave, after Nice’s new signing Aaron Ramsey’s contract had already been torn apart.
Saul Niguez has also reportedly emerged as an option in the floundering Chelsea, and his future at Atletico Madrid is not yet clear.