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.
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