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Injured Pogba may undergo surgery over hamstring


Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba reacts following a challenge during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester United and Basel at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 12, 2017. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Manchester United star Paul Pogba could undergo surgery with a decision on whether to operate on his injured hamstring to be made next week, according to Finnish surgeon Sakari Orava.

France international midfielder Pogba has missed matches against Everton, Burton Albion and Southampton since suffering a hamstring injury against Basel in the Champions League on September 12.

A timetable on Pogba’s return has not yet been determined, with United manager Jose Mourinho unsure of the severity, and the 24-year-old is set to hold talks with Orava – who helped injured Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.

“His injury is a little different to Dembele because he can heal without surgery,” he told HS. “A decision will be taken next week.”

Orava, 72, added: “This kind of problem is usually a sum of many coincidences and is affected by muscle fatigue as well as rapid stopping and quick turning, with the brain going quicker than the feet.”

Pogba watched from afar as Romelu Lukaku’s strike gave United a 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday to keep the club atop the Premier League table with neighbours Manchester City.

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