France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for the banned drug testosterone.
According to news agency ANSA, as reported by Football Italia, the test was conducted after Juventus’ 3-0 win over Udinese on August 20 at the Dacia Arena. This was Juventus’ first game of the season
Pogba was an unused substitute and remained on the bench throughout the encounter.
He made substitute appearances subsequently in the two next fixtures against Bologna and Empoli. The Bianconeri drew 1-1 with Bologna on August 27 at the Allianz Stadium and defeated Empoli 2-0 on September 3.
The 30 year old could be banned for a period of two or four years depending on the ruling. A second test sample must be administered to ascertain why he failed the first drug test.
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The midfielder returned to Serie A club Juventus from Manchester United in the summer of 2022.
He has found game time hard to come by since the move due to niggling and recurring injuries he has sustained while in Italy.
Pogba has made two appearances in the 2023/24 Serie A season.
Juventus are placed third on the Serie A table with seven points after three games.Copyright © 2023 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.