Paul Pogba could be set to miss up to seven weeks with a hamstring injury, dealing a blow to Juventus’ title bid in the process.
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According to the Guardian, Pogba will be out for at least 50 days after forced off in just the 26th minute of his side’s 3-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund in mid-week.
In a statement on Thursday evening, Juventus 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 scan revealed a grade two myotendinous junction tear of his biceps femoris. He is expected to return to competitive action within the next 50 days.”
It means Juventus might be forced to switch to a three man midfield for their title run in and Champions League quarter-final, with Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal, and Andrea Pirlo the three most likely starters.
Juve are currently 14 points clear of Roma with 11 games still to play in Serie A.