Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez has averted an ACL harm and is predicted to return to motion earlier than the tip of the present season.
The Argentina worldwide, who has solely simply returned from a severe foot harm, broken his knee throughout Sunday’s 3-0 victory over West Ham United, initially making an attempt to play on earlier than being pressured off the sector halfway by means of the second half.
After the match, supervisor Erik ten Hag admitted he was fearful concerning the harm and it was shortly feared Martinez might have suffered a season-ending ACL harm.
Nonetheless, as first reported by Gaston Edul and later backed up by numerous shops, Martinez has been recognized with a sprained collateral ligament in his knee and won’t require surgical procedure.
In consequence, Martinez is predicted to spend between six and eight weeks on the sidelines earlier than a return to aggressive motion in April.
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United journey to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on 3 April, with Liverpool because of go to Previous Trafford three days later.
Bournemouth, Newcastle and Burnley are additionally on the schedule for April earlier than United shut out their Premier League marketing campaign with video games in opposition to Crystal Palace, Arsenal and eventually Brighton on 19 Could.
Coping with out Martinez is nothing new for Ten Hag, who misplaced the 26-year-old for 12 video games in the direction of the tip of final season and 22 throughout all competitions up to now this 12 months.
Ten Hag has beforehand admitted his considerations in the direction of taking part in Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire collectively in defence. Victor Lindelof and Jonny Evans are the senior alternate options, whereas 19-year-old Willy Kambwala has additionally seen minutes this season.