Pogba having knee surgery; World Cup status at risk

Reacquired Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is undergoing surgery on his right knee and is at risk of missing the World Cup with France

ByThe Associated Press
September 5, 2022, 2:06 PM
FILE - Manchester United's Paul Pogba looks up during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. French prosecutors are investigating alle
FILE - Manchester United's Paul Pogba looks up during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. French prosecutors are investigating allegations that World Cup winner Paul Pogba was targeted by extortion attempts by his brother and childhood friends. The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday Aug. 29, 2022 it opened an investigation earlier this month into attempted organized extortion, which is being handled by anti-corruption police. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
The Associated Press

TURIN, Italy -- Reacquired Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba was undergoing surgery on his right knee and at risk of missing the World Cup with France.

Pogba could be out for up to two months after tearing his meniscus and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Monday that he won’t play for the club again until January.

France will be defending the World Cup in Qatar from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18.

Pogba was injured in July during a preseason tour in the United States, having rejoined Juventus two weeks earlier from Manchester United.

It's been a rough period for Pogba, amid an inquiry into allegations that he was targeted by extortion attempts by his brother and childhood friends.

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