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Casemiro injured, adds more concern for Erik Ten Hag over long list of injuries

Casemiro injured, adds more concern for Erik Ten Hag over long list of injuries

The extent of Casemiro's injury is yet to be known.

Since the start of the season, Manchester United have been plagued by injuries. Coach Erik Ten Hag has been unable to line up his strongest XI. Yet, the injury issues seem to be piling up. A new addition to the list could be their regular first-team player Casemiro. During his international duties with Brazil, Casemiro was taken off in the middle of their World Cup qualifiers match Brazil vs Venezuela. The coach will now have to wait and see the severity of the injury.

Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag is battling a number of long-term injuries. It has been hampering the team’s performance since the start of this season. Currently, they are without six players who will remain sidelined due to long-term injuries. The coach is waiting for Kobbie Mainoo, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martinez, Amad Diallo, Tyrell Malacia, and Luke Shaw to recover as soon as possible. Without them and a few more players, Man United are suffering with 4 defeats and in 10th position in the Premier League table.

It seems that any coach’s nightmare during the international break came true in terms of Man United. Brazilian talent Casemiro could have signed his name to their injury list. During Selecao’s World Cup qualifiers match, Brazil vs Venezuela, Casemiro was taken off with 11 minutes left on the clock. However, the severity of the player’s injury remains unknown until Brazil’s next match against Uruguay. When asked about his injury, Brazil coach Fernando Diniz said, “Casemiro asked to come off due to a blow to his ankle.”

Manchester United’s long-term injuries have become a worrying factor. Since the end of last last season to this season so far, it has hindered their progress. About Manchester United’s long list of long-term injuries, their football director, John Murtough said, “There are some strong mitigations for the mixed results so far, including 16 first-team players being injured or unavailable for periods since the start of the season. That’s two-thirds of the squad and means that Erik has not been able to pick his strongest XI once this season.”

Man United coach Erik Ten Hag handed new concerns over Casemiro getting injured during the World Cup qualifiers Brazil vs Venezuela match

He added, “Thankfully, we’ve started to see some of the injured players returning and that should make a difference, including our new signings Rasmus Hojlund and Mason Mount who are still bedding into the team. We’re also looking at why we’ve had so many injuries to see if there’s any patterns to improve prevention in future. Some of them have been impact injuries such as Kobbie’s and Amad’s, which are unpredictable. Others have been muscular and could reflect the sheer volume of games played over the past year, including last year’s World Cup.”

Man United’s current injury list contains –

  • Lisandro Martinez – Aggrevated foot injury which the Argentine suffered in April – Could take as long as next year to return
  • Tyrell Malacia – Knee Injury – Could potentially be back by November, 2023
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Hamstring Strain – Could potentially be back by November, 2023
  • Kobbie Mainoo – Foot Injury – Could potentially be back by November, 2023
  • Luke Shaw – Knee injury – Could potentially be back by November, 2023
  • Sergio Reguilon – Thigh Injury – Could potentially be back by the end of October, 2023
  • Casemiro – Foot Injury – Could potentially be back by the end of October, 2023
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