Snakebitten Pogba Feared to Have Suffered New Injury

Paul Pogba was set to return and play in Sunday’s game versus Sampdoria. The midfielder had been excluded from the squad list versus Freiburg for tardiness. However, he suffered a muscular injury while trying free kicks at the end of the morning practice.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the club fears he suffered an adductor strain, which would keep him on the mend for a month. The star midfielder has logged just 35 minutes this season due to an meniscus tear. He has been available in 3 out of 37 matches.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri weighed in (via Goal).

“I’m sorry, as he had an emotional collapse when he got hurt. He has to come to terms with the situation and keep working. We’ll wait for him. This kind of years happens in life. He needs to have the will to bounce back and return the player he once was.”

Juventus are pondering the future of Pogba, although they don’t have many alternatives. He inked a four-year contract, with €8M wages and €2M add-ons. He got the deal they refused to hand to Paulo Dybala because they considered him too injury prone.

The previous brass tried to talk him into giving up his team-related bonuses but didn’t get a positive response. The Bianconeri can’t realistically move on from him next summer; otherwise, they’d lose hefty fiscal advantages.

Our Take on Pogba

It’s been a season from hell for the Frenchman. There was a reason why he was available on a free after all. However, there’s no need for hasty decisions. At this point, it’s better to switch the focus to building him back up and working to have him fully healthy for the next campaign.

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