Soccer/ItalyStuck in a dirty business, Pogba resumes the race and still aims for the World Cup
France and Juventus star Paul Pogba has returned to racing at Juventus Turin’s training grounds. Resumption when a family affair broke out eight days ago.
France and Juventus star Paul Pogba has returned to racing at the Turin club’s training grounds, but no deadline has yet been announced for his return to competition, we learned. Monday with Juve. “Yesterday (Sunday) and today (Monday), he did a small part (of his work) in the field,” confirmed to theAFP a club spokesman, about the midfielder of the Blues, arrested since the end of July because of a « lateral meniscus lesion » of the right knee.
In early August, the decision was made not to operate on the player, at the risk that he will still be hampered by this injury, in particular to avoid making him miss the World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18). The choice fell on a « conservative therapy » of « five weeks », comprising a first part in the swimming pool and gymnasium and a second with athletic work on the ground.
Not seen in blue since March 29
No deadline has been officially announced by Juve, but the return to competition of Paul Pogba, who returned to Turin this summer after six years at Manchester United, is not expected at best for two weeks. « Paul will be subjected to treatment that will allow him to return to the field soon with Juventus and to compete in the World Cup, » assured the entourage of his agent, Rafaela Pimenta, in early August.
Pogba (91 caps, 11 goals), a Didier Deschamps executive, has not played with the Blues since a demonstration against South Africa (5-0) in a friendly match on March 29. He is continuing this recovery work when a family affair broke out eight days ago, against a backdrop of denunciations from the player of « extortion attempts » after a video of his older brother, Mathias, announcing « great revelations” about Paul.
The Paris prosecutor’s office opened a judicial investigation on Friday.