It is such a quite big blow for Juventus after the team’s key midfielder, Paul Pogba, was ruled out for up to two months with a torn hamstring at his right thigh.
The France man sustained the problem during the winning game of Champions League over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday (18/3). He left the match after just 27 minutes of the starting whistle. Pogba was involved in a collision and appeared to injure a hamstring, then walked off on hiw own power with heavy limp, and was almost immediately replaced.
After undergoing tests on the following day, the extent of the damage was revealed and officially published. A Juventus statement said, “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 detailed information revealed that the scan revealed a grade two myotendinous junction tear of his biceps femoris. The striker is expected to return to competitive action within the next 50 days.”
If only the 22-year-old France does not spend two months on the sidelines, he might be available for the last few games of the campaign. Serie A fixture is scheduled for the weekend of May 30 and the final of Champion League is being played on June 6. On the other spot of the pitch, with Andrea Pirlo injured, defender Andrea Barzagli subbed into Juventus’ midfield.
Currently, Juve are 14 points clear at the top of Serie A, in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia and through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League following their 5-1 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund.
Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta states that the club will be able to make do in the Frenchman’s absence as football is a team sport and the rest of the squad is strong enough to deal with their upcoming crucial games.
“To have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions Leage is a great success and one that shows the work of the club, coach and players is tipping off,” he continued. On the other hand he also commented that injuries are a part of football, and up until now the team have been able to get by when other players have been absent from essential matches.
After all, Marotta wants to ensure Juve’s fans that the team will keep on fighting to reach the title of Europa Leagues winner, even without one of the most precious players among European football.