Paul Pogba ‘suffers ANOTHER injury setback to leave his World Cup hopes hanging by a thread’, with the France and Juventus star ‘picking up an injury in training’ as Didier Deschamps sweats on star midfielder’s fitness
- Paul Pogba has reportedly suffered a new muscle injury in Juventus training
- Pogba had only just returned to training after being injured in pre-season
- The 29-year-old played a key part in France’s 2018 World Cup triumph
- But now looks set to miss out on a place in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad
Paul Pogba is facing a new injury crisis that could see him miss the World Cup with France as the midfielder’s Juventus struggles look set to continue.
Reports close to the Frenchman state that Pogba has sustained a new injury setback while undergoing rehabilitation on an existing knee injury that has seen him yet to play a competitive game for Juventus since joining the club in the summer.
Pogba returned to the Italian giants after running down his contract at Manchester United, famously labelling a new deal exceeding £300,000-per-week at the Premier League club as nothing.
Paul Pogba could miss the upcoming World Cup in Qatar after suffering another injury setback
The Juventus midfielder is yet to play a competitive match since joining the club in the summer
Pogba (left) lifted the World Cup with France in 2018 as he scored in the final against Croatia
The 29-year-old was expected to be fit in time to be selected for Didier Deschamps’s France World Cup squad after recovering from a pre-season injury earlier than expected.
Pogba has reportedly suffered a muscular injury in Juventus training
Pogba tore the meniscus in his knee during a pre-season tour of America and was eventually forced to agree to an operation to repair the injury after alternative therapies failed to help.
However, the Juventus star now finds himself facing another fitness race after suffering a muscular injury in training, as reported by Football Italia.
The World Cup kicks off in Qatar in just 20 days with France seeking to retain their status as world champions by winning consecutive World Cups following their 2018 success in Russia.
Muscular injuries often require lengthier rehabilitation periods due to the complex nature often seeing players suffer further setbacks if they are rushed through recovery.
Pogba suffered a series of injuries during five years at boyhood club Man United with good periods of form often interrupted by sideline spells as club supporters became frustrated with his performances and attitude.
The attacking midfielder was a key figure in the France national team that celebrated World Cup success in 2018 as he became the first Man United player to score in a World Cup final.
France manager Didier Deschamps has now been left sweating on the midfielder’s fitness