The France midfielder Paul Pogba had successful knee surgery on Monday night, according to Juventus, as his chances of playing in the World Cup are in jeopardy.
Paul Pogba had a selective external arthroscopic meniscectomy this evening, according to a statement from Juventus.
The procedure, carried out by Prof. Roberto Rossi with Juventus Team Doctor Luca Stefanini present, “was a total success.”
The 29-year-right old’s knee’s meniscus was damaged in July, but he originally decided against surgery in an effort to be ready for the World Cup, which begins on November 19.
However, Pogba decided against having the procedure after reporting back to training on Sunday, which according to several sources, might keep him out of action for up to two months.
When Pogba would have surgery, Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri cast doubt on his ability to compete in the tournament in Qatar earlier in the day.
Allegri said that Juventus “ought to be realistic,” stating that Pogba, who had returned from Manchester United over the offseason, would likely not play for Juventus until January.
When France won the World Cup in 2018, Pogba was a standout player.
Tuesday’s Champions League match between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.