TURIN, Italy (AP) — France midfielder Paul Pogba will miss the World Cup due to ongoing knee problems.
Pogba returned to training with Juventus only this month following surgery on his right knee in early September.
He hasn’t played since returning to Juventus from Manchester United, and was injured again. Tests in Turin and Pittsburgh confirmed the 29-year-old Pogba will not be fit in time for the World Cup.
“We won’t see him until 2023 and his entourage have confirmed that also he will be out of the World Cup,” a Juventus spokesman told The Associated Press on Monday.
His agent, Rafaela Pimenta also released a statement.
“After medical exams yesterday and today, it is extremely painful to announce that Paul Pogba needs more rehabilitation after his operation,” she said.
“For that reason, Paul can’t be part of the France team in Qatar.”
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