Thursday March 19th, 2015

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will be sidelined for up to 50 days with a torn hamstring sustained during his club's Champions League match with German side Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, Juventus announced on Thursday.

Pogba, 22, left the Westfalenstadion field after he and Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos ran into each other during the first half. Pogba was seen in tears while seated on the bench after the injury. Juventus went on to defeat Dortmund, 3-0.

After the game, the French international player reportedly struggled to stand on the injured leg. An MRI exam on Thursday revealed that he had sustained a grade two myotendinous junction tear of his biceps femoris.

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A two month absence would see Pogba return for his club's final games. The team's last two Serie A matches are scheduled for May 24 and May 31 against Inter and Hellas Verona, respectively. Juventus is currently first in the Italian league, with 64 points, 14 points ahead of second place, and a 19-7-1 record.
The club is in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia and has moved through to the Champions League quarterfinals after defeating Dortmund. Should Juventus qualify for the Champions League final, the club will play again on June 6.

The French national team had already announced that Pogba would not be a part of the team that faces Brazil and Denmark in international friendlies slated for the end of March.

- Christopher Woody

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