Paul Pogba injured himself practising free kicks in Juventus training, he's going to be out for a while
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Paul Pogba has 'tweaked a muscle' while practising free-kicks in Juventus training and will be out for at least three weeks, according to reports.
The 29-year-old midfielder, who joined the Italian club on a four-year deal last summer, made his long-awaited return last month after tearing the meniscus in his knee during a pre-season tour of America.
He finally played his first competitive match since rejoining the Old Lady on February 28, when he came off the bench in their 4-2 win against Torino.
But the World Cup winner has been dealt another cruel injury blow after feeling a 'twinge in his adductor' in training.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the news after the club's 4-2 win against Sampdoria on Sunday.
“This morning, Pogba was taking free kicks and felt a twinge in his adductor,” Allegri explained in his post-match press conference.
“He will have tests tomorrow, but he will certainly not be there on Thursday or next Sunday, so we’ll see him after the break for international duty.”
Since rejoining the Serie A giants in July last year, Pogba has missed a total of 33 matches through injury, which equates to 89 per cent of games this season.
He will now miss 20-30 days through injury, according to Pazzi Di Fanta.
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In other Pogba-related news, Juventus are said to be “furious” with the former Manchester United player over a disciplinary breach.
According to Tuttosport via the Mail Online, Pogba was demoted from the Juve squad on the eve of their Europa League tie against Freiburg for a disciplinary issue.
Juventus are said to have asked all of their first-team players to keep a low profile in the hope of finding greater serenity at the business end of the season.
However, the Frenchman allegedly defied the club’s request by arriving late to link up with the squad.
The Italian publication claim that Allegri and his Juventus staff did not appreciate Pogba’s late arrival to a group dinner organised by the Juve boss the night before Thursday's game against Freiburg.
His omission from the matchday squad sent a message to younger players
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