Juventus star Paul Pogba has been out for nearly two months after undergoing surgery on his right knee… as the Frenchman’s surgeon insists the midfielder needs a “necessary” eight weeks on the touchlines
- Paul Pogba is out for eight weeks after knee surgery
- The Juventus star has not played for the Italian club since joining in the summer
- Pogba’s surgeon has set the ‘necessary’ recovery period at almost two months
- The Frenchman took to social media on Tuesday to reveal that he is “mentally fine”.
Paul Pogba was reportedly ruled out for nearly two months following surgery on his right knee on Monday.
The surgeon who performed Pogba’s operation revealed he and Juventus doctors had agreed a “necessary” eight-week recovery period before the Frenchman can return to first-team training.
Pogba has not played for the Italian giants since making a free move from Manchester United to the Allianz Stadium this summer.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is out for eight weeks after knee surgery
The 29-year-old left Manchester United for a free transfer to the Serie A club this summer
According to L’Equipe, here’s what the surgeon said after Pogba was put under the knife: “In agreement with the Juventus doctors, we have indicated a necessary time of eight weeks for Pogba to return to the team and resume training together.
“This is the estimated time. After that we have to evaluate the conditions and reactions when he tries.”
The 29-year-old announced on social media on Tuesday that the surgery was a success and he expects to return in the near future.
The France star – pictured here with Leonardo Bonucci – is yet to play for Juve this season
He also insisted he was holding his own despite his brother Mathias Pogba’s recent allegations implicating him in a scandal surrounding Kylian Mbappe.
Mathias had accused his younger brother last month of using a witch doctor to put a spell on the PSG superstar.
The world champion said: “The operation went very well, I will recover and come back very, very soon. I wanted to thank you all for your messages and support.
“Do you know that despite all the worries, the injury and the other problems, I’m fine mentally. Mentally I’m fine.’