Lukaku and Pogba Back on the Mend with New Injuries

Romelu Lukaku experienced a minor setback that will sideline him for at least a couple of matches, while Paul Pogba suffered a substantial thigh injury that puts his availability for the World Cup in serious question.

Inter announced that the striker has some discomfort on a previous scar in the biceps femoris muscle of the left thigh. The striker just returned after missing two months due to a lesion in the area. As per Ansa, he will sit out the clashes with Bayern Munich and Juventus and will be further assessed afterward.

Differently from Lukaku, Pogba sustained a brand new and more severe issue. According to Sky Sport, he has been diagnosed with a grade-one right-thigh strain and needs 15 days to recover. France will have their first match on November 22nd. The midfield hasn’t featured since late April, primarily because of a meniscus tear.

Didier Deschamps stated in a recent interview:

“He won’t come with us just to be part of the group. If he doesn’t play before the competition and he’s not in tip-top shape, it would be pointless to select him. He wouldn’t want it himself.”

Our Take on the Lukaku and Pogba Injuries

The two top summer acquisitions have been long teases for their respective teams. After an early skid, La Beneamata eventually weathered the storm leaning on last season’s foundation, while the Bianconeri could’ve surely used their best midfielder. Chances are the striker will see minimal action before the World Cup, while there’s no real logical reason why the Frenchman should be called up considering his physical woes, but it’s not an easy decision.

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