Dybala got the WORST NEWS and Argentina has a dilemma
The Roma striker could be two months out and is likely to miss the World Cup
After several days of waiting, AS Roma confirmed the worst news for Paulo Dybala. The Argentine who was injured against Lecce has one foot out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup because he has a grade II tear in the rectus femoris and recovery will take at least a month, as reported by various Italian media. Dybala was torn when kicking a penalty and quickly asked for the change going to the substitute bench.
In their release, Roma did not go into recovery times and deadlines, but the reality is that a recovery of 40 to 50 days is estimated. The pressure now goes through Lionel Scaloni. From what could be known, the Argentine coach will include Dybala in the pre-list of 36 platers that he has to name by October, but then, in the second week of November, that list is will be shortened to 26 players.
Dybala will do everything possible to manage a miracle recovery, but the reality is that is more than likely than the Roma striker will be in the middle of the recovery process by that time. In addition to the rehabilitation process, Dybala will also have to push to the maximum physically if he's selected and he will have to go to the World Cup without any competitive rhythm.
Argentina will have their World Cup debut in 41 days against Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium for the first game of Group C of the World Cup. For Dybala it was a huge blow because he was one of Scaloni's favorites and he had a big chance of getting the call up with his form at Roma. For Scaloni, the problem is that he must define as soon as possible whether he will take him or not, because he also has to think of a replacement.
Argentina is experiencing moments of high nervousness after the injury of Leo Messi, Ángel Di María, Joaquín Correa and the lack of minutes that Rodrigo de Paul is having at Atlético de Madrid. There are only 40 days left for the World Cup, but for some it feels like an eternity.