A massive injury blow strikes Manchester United as Christian Eriksen is ruled out following an ankle injury. It came on Saturday from Andy Carroll’s reckless lunge.
Manchester United suffers heavy injury blow following Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury
The midfielder suffered the issue when Andy Carroll tackled him from behind, and the former had to leave the field on crutches. The United are truly disappointed in the matter, and they released a statement on the club website that read,
“Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen is expected to be out of action for an extended period because of an ankle injury sustained in our Emirates FA Cup victory over Reading on Saturday.
Our Danish midfielder was withdrawn in the second half of the 3-1 win l, after being caught by a tackle from Reading striker Andy Carroll, who was later sent off for two bookable offenses.”
The club has hopes that Christian Eriksen could possibly continue before the end of the season, and his return might be by late April or early May if everything, including the rehabilitation, goes as per the plans.
He left the ground with crutches
It became apparent immediately that the damage was an aftermath of the tackle from Carroll. Eriksen screamed in pain and later was seen leaving the ground with crutches and wearing a protective boot.
Talking about the injury with the press, Ten Hag said,
“Of course, he’s disappointed, we’re disappointed, but it happens in top football, and you have to deal with it. As you said, on deadline day, it’s different, you can’t make policy on such bad injuries, but we have players in the midfield department, good players, we have players who can fill the gap.”
He also said that each player is unique on their own and has special features. A different player might not replace those features but can do it in their own brilliant way. Hag talked about Eriksen’s impact on the team and that he’s hard to replace. Fred, who scored the third goal for United on Saturday, will be Eriksen’s replacement for the months to come.