Vlahovic and Pogba About to Return from Major Injuries

Paul Pogba and Dusan Vlahovic are poised to make their long-awaited returns in the Monza game, or at worst, a few days later. The duo took part in a high-intensity training session with the Next Gen squad yesterday. They looked spry and combined for multiple goals, La Repubblica informs.

The Frenchman has not played a single game since reuniting with the Old Lady. He tore his meniscus in the summer but postponed the surgery and opted for a conservative treatment. That didn’t allow him to heal, and things got worse once he tried to practice. He promptly went under the knife and missed the World Cup. The rehab has taken longer than anticipated.

Despite missing some matches in November, Vlahovic did go to Qatar, unlike Pogba, but Juventus held him out afterward to allow him to heal completely from a sports hernia. He hasn’t featured in three months with the black-and-white jersey.

The infirmary is emptying as Leonardo Bonucci and Mattia De Sciglio are also on the verge of coming back after lengthy absences. Juan Cuadrado logged some minutes in the past game. Kaio Jorge is the only one currently on the mend, but he’s getting close.

According to the publication, Massimiliano Allegri is considering moving on from 3-5-2, which worked well until the Napoli romp, and switching to 4-3-3. It’d allow them to deploy Angel Di Maria and Federico Chiesa, who are both healthy together for the first time in the season, along with a center-forward. Vlahovic and Pogba should be called up versus Monza, but it could be a while before they start. The return of the Frenchman will make it easier for Juventus to part ways with Weston McKennie.

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