As Juventus celebrate their win over Borussia Dortmund, which secured them a slot in the Champions League, they also come face to face with a big setback. The team announced that central midfielder Paul Pogba will be out for two months due to a hamstring injury.
In the statement issued by the Juves on Thursday, team officials said that Pogba suffered a torn hamstring during the game with Borussia Dortmund. Pogba was already having trouble moving during the Wednesday game, but the extent of the damage only became apparent after he underwent tests.
“Paul Pogba this afternoon underwent an MRI scan after coming off midway through the first half of last night’s Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund in Germany,” the statement read. “The scan revealed a grade two myotendinous junction tear of his biceps femoris. He is expected to return to competitive action within the next 50 days.”
Because of Pogba’s injury, Juventus has to deal with a potential setback in their title bid in the Champions League. The French international’s two month recovery period means that he will miss the team’s quarterfinals match. This development has also left some observers concerned over the Juves’ Serie A campaign, as Pogba will only be able to return to the squad in time for their final match scheduled on May 30.
It was also announced earlier Thursday that Pogba will be left out of the French National Squad for their friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark, again due to the injury.
Earlier in the day, Pogba, through his agent Mino Raiola, also denied rumors of him moving out of the Juves’ roster and transferring to Real Madrid. Raiola also denied reports that an offer has already been laid in front of the midfielder, who has just signed a contract extension with Juventus. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has previously been said to be interested in getting Pogba.