Manchester United are still considering the option of “conservative treatment or surgery” for Paul Pogba in light of his hamstring injury.
The Frenchman pulled up after over-stretching during the 3-0 win over FC Basel earlier this month and was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches.
It was initially reported that Pogba would miss four to six weeks, but Jose Mourinho recently stressed that his return date was anybody’s guess at this point.
And according to M.E.N‘s Ciaran Kelly, Man United are looking into the option of Pogba going under the knife over the next week.
Understand that Manchester United are still 'considering option of conservative treatment or surgery' for Paul Pogba – no decision yet #mufc
— Ciaran Kelly (@CiaranKelly__) September 24, 2017
This latest development could mean that Pogba’s injury is worse than once feared, and that a return as late as November may be on the cards. Going under the knife does usually correlate with longer periods on the sidelines as a general rule.
But there are exceptions: some players can have minor, tweaking operations and find themselves playing just two weeks later. Surgery does, after all, have the power to nip the nucleus of the problem in the bud and leave the player with just a the standard post-op recovery process to go through before returning.
Supporters will just hope that Pogba, whenever he does return, comes back fully fit and firing.