Paul Pogba suffers a thigh injury during France training when the Man United midfielder limps off during the shooting exercise in a major scare for Didier Deschamps ahead of his World Cup qualifiers.
Paul Pogba could face an extended period on the sidelines after sustaining an apparent thigh injury while on international duty.
The midfielder has missed Manchester United’s last two Premier League matches due to suspension and may now miss the next France World Cup qualifying matches due to a muscle problem.
Pogba stopped during a one-on-one shooting exercise with the national team at their Clairefontaine training base on Monday.
Paul Pogba suffered a thigh problem during France’s training on Monday, in a major injury problem.
He suffered the injury during a one-on-one shooting exercise at his Clairefontaine training base.
However, as soon as he took the shot, Pogba immediately stopped lame with a muscle problem.
French coach Didier Deschamps (right) approached to control the affected midfielder
Pogba was unable to continue the session and had to be helped off the pitch by a coach
28-year-old French coach Didier Deschamps fired a shot on the edge of the box and screamed in pain as he hit the ball.
He immediately limped and held his right left hand, signaling to Deschamps that the problem was around the thigh area.
To minimize the threat of further injury, a limping Pogba was pulled from the field of play while a staff member escorted him to a car before being driven away.
The injury will come from Deschamps’ frustration as only Pogba and Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard were in training, with the rest of the team given the day off after playing the weekend.
He was one of only two French players to coach on Monday, without having played for Man United.
Les Bleus have two World Cup qualifiers in the current international break with a home game against Kazakhstan on Saturday and then a trip to Finland on November 16.
Four days later, underperforming United head to Watford in the Premier League, although Pogba will serve the final of this three-match national penalty.
After that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stuttering winger will address Villarreal in the Champions League on November 23.
Last month, he was sent off for a reckless challenge to Liverpool’s Naby Keita at Old Trafford.