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Knee problem set to sideline new Juve signing Pogba

The French player was unable to conclude training yesterday after suffering an injury to the meniscus in his right knee.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 22: Paul Pogba #10 of Juventus dribbles the ball up the pitch against Chivas during their preseason friendly match at Allegiant Stadium on July 22, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Juventus defeated Chivas 2-0.
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Bad news for Paul Pogba and Juventus after the French midfielder was unable to finish yesterday’s first training session in Los Angeles due to discomfort in knee. The former Manchester United player tried to reassure that all was well with an ‘ok’ gesture despite being in some visible discomfort.

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On Monday night, the Vecchia Signora published an update on the newly signed French international: “Following complaining of pain in his right knee, Paul Pogba underwent radiological examinations that revealed a lesion of the lateral meniscus. In the next few hours he will undergo a specialist orthopedic consultation. Therefore, in order to continue treatment, he is not taking part in the trip to Dallas”.

Juventus new signing French player Paul Pogba
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Juventus new signing French player Paul PogbaFREDERIC J. BROWNAFP

Pogba, will now abstain from future training sessions and will be analysed by specialists as club medics will then outline a recovery path for the player. As things stand, it’s highly unlikely that the Frenchman will be available for Juventus’ debut in Serie A against Sassuolo on August 15, with Turin based ‘Tuttosport’, claiming that the player will have to undergo surgery and will unavailable for more than a month.