RMC Sport report this evening that Juventus have indicated Paul Pogba has decided not to undergo surgery for his meniscus tear on his right knee, instead opting for alternative treatment which will see him sidelined for five weeks.
As a result, the French midfielder will ostensibly be available for selection for the squad Dider Deschamps is taking with him to the World Cup at the end of the year.
An operation would have potentially seen the former Manchester United man out of action for up to four months. He will instead undergo “conservative therapy”, consisting of three weeks in the gym and the swimming pool followed by two weeks of individual training before joining up with the rest of the squad again.
The decision appears to be a risky one, but the 29-year-old’s objective appears to be winning a second World Cup, after lifting the trophy in Russia in 2018.
He had picked up the injury during a pre-season spell in the US, and had consulted French doctor Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, who has also worked with the likes of Karim Benzema, Nabil Fekir and Zlatan Ibrahimović, before making a decision.