Paul Pogba’s agent has officially confirmed that the player will miss the World Cup: ‘It is extremely painful to inform Paul Pogba will still need recovery time from his surgery.’ The Frenchman faced a battle against time to be fit for the competition which begins in Qatar next month, but a new thigh injury has yet again closed his recovery time.
A statement from his agent Rafaela Pimenta confirmed the news:
Following yesterday and today’s medical review in Torino and Pittsburgh, it is extremely painful to inform Paul Pogba will still need recovery time from his surgery.
For this reason, Paul will not be able to join Juventus squad before the World Cup break nor the French National Team in Qatar. If wishful thinking would change things, Paul would be playing tomorrow.
But what changes things are hard work, resilience and discipline, all of which are the only things in Paul’s mind at these challenging times. Paul will continue working giving his very best to be back on the pitch for the fans and his team as soon as possible.”
Juventus confirmed the news in a statement of their own:
Paul Pogba, in light of the recent radiological examinations performed at J | Medical and the consultation carried out in Pittsburgh by Prof. Volker Musahl for the evaluation of the knee, needs to continue his rehabilitation program.”