Paul Pogba’s absence from the Juventus squad against Sampdoria came after he felt an adductor injury when taking free-kicks in training, according to Massimiliano Allegri.

Coach Allegri explained Pogba’s situation before Juventus continued its Serie A campaign with a 4-2 victory, at the end of a turbulent week for French midfielder Pogba.

The former Manchester United player has had a torrid time of things with knee and thigh injuries since embarking on a second spell at Juventus last July, appearing for just 34 minutes across two substitute appearances.

Pogba appeared to have put those issues behind him when briefly featuring in back-to-back games against Torino and Roma, but he was dropped for the Europa League match with Freiburg on Friday (AEDT).

That was down to Pogba turning up late for a team meeting, yet Allegri said he would be involved against Sampdoria.

However, that plan changed on match day, dealing another blow to player and club.

“This morning while he was taking free-kicks he felt discomfort in his adductor, he stopped.

“Tomorrow we will see the extent of the damage. Tonight he could have given us a hand but we are waiting for him, it’s a year like this anyway, these things happen in life too.

“He must be good and strong to get up and want to return to the player he was before.”

Allegri told DAZN before kick-off:

Source: Bein Sport

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