Paul Pogba to miss out on World Cup to fresh injury

Paul Pogba due to miss France's World Cup campaign as he continues his recovery from a knee injury suffered in July.

Former Manchester United midfielder and France international, Paul Pogba would miss out on the World cup due to fresh injury concerns after just returning from a spell which kept him out of action since the preseason.

The 29-year-old is yet to feature for the Old Ladies since returning to the club, but after undergoing surgery in September, there was a possibility of making the WorldCup squad in time in the hopes that Didier Deschamps could consider selecting him.

Pogba’s injury, however, changed course after news broke on Monday that it might have gotten worse and he might not recover in time for the World Cup due to a new injury to his thigh area putting his World Cup hopes in flames.

The player’s representative has also come out to confirm that his client would not be going to the World Cup. Speaking to Téléfoot, Rafaela Pimenta said that the Juventus man was intent on coming back as quickly as possible but needed to recover:

“Paul would like to return as quickly as he can but he has to arm himself with patience, work hard in these difficult times, and give his best to be back on the pitch for the fans and his team as soon as possible.”

Pogba underwent medical tests in Turin and in Pittsburgh with Doctors confirming that he needs rest after the surgery he took in September for the recurring knee problems he continues to have.

The former Manchester United man is the latest high-profile absentee from Didier Deschamps’ France squad next month, with N’Golo Kanté also confirmed to be out.

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