United Star Paul Pogba Suffers Muscular Injury, Awaits Scan


Paul Pogba limped off after 39 minutes of action in Manchester United’s 3-3 draw at home versus Everton tonight. It was a non-contact injury, and it looks substantial, if not severe.

Pogba appeared to tweak his groin while making a routine side-footed pass with his right foot. He then hopped up in noticeable pain before then sitting on the turf. He got back up and began walking with a limp off the field but needed to sit again. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer said the following after the game:

Paul [Pogba] could not carry on, a muscle injury and will have a scan in the morning to see how he recovers.”

So once a scan is done, we’ll know the extent of the damage, and with it, a likely time table for his return. It’s really a shame, as the Frenchman had been finally living up to his potential lately. The past couple months had been a total reversal of fortune for the midfielder, who struggled with foot and ankle injuries in the beginning of this season and also during last season.

United failed to win a game in which they led 2-0 after halftime for just the fourth time in Premier League play. They blew a lead twice, and with Everton netting home the equalizer deep into extra time, it’s a stalemate that had to feel like a loss.

United are three points behind table toppers Manchester City, but their neighbors have two games in hand on them right now.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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