Paulo Dybala may have to pay a high price for the victory against US Lecce on Sunday evening. His World Cup participation is in acute danger.

A bitter scene for Paulo Dybala!

The AS Roma striker was injured while scoring the 2-1 winner against US Lecce and had to be substituted immediately.

That his health condition is worrying in view of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar was explained by his head coach after the game.

“He is bad, not to say very, very bad,” Mourinho confirmed the fears and became even more explicit: “Unfortunately he is very bad, rather than bad.”

Comeback in 2022 “difficult”

Asked if the 28-year-old could return to action this calendar year, the Portuguese replied: “I’m not a doctor and I haven’t spoken to the doctor, but from my experience and what I’ve heard talking to Paulo, it’s difficult.”

That leaves it to be seen whether Dybala will be fit in time for November 22. There, the Argentine side will face the national team of Saudi Arabia in their first group match.