Manchester United Midfielder Casemiro Out for Weeks with Hamstring Injury
Casemiro's Hamstring Woes Deepen Manchester United's Crisis
Manchester United’s midfielder, Casemiro, is set to face an extended period on the sidelines as a result of a hamstring injury, as confirmed by the club on Friday. This unfortunate development has added to the existing challenges faced by manager Erik ten Hag.
Casemiro, who missed three previous matches due to his injury, made his return as the captain of Erik ten Hag’s squad in the League Cup match against Newcastle on Wednesday. However, his comeback was short-lived as he was substituted at half-time during a disappointing 3-0 defeat.
In an official statement, the club stated, “Casemiro will be unavailable for an extended period due to a hamstring injury sustained during our Carabao (League) Cup encounter with Newcastle United on Wednesday. The Brazilian midfielder was forced off at half-time due to the injury, and subsequent medical assessments have confirmed a significant strain that will keep him out of action for several weeks.”
Manchester United currently find themselves in eighth place in the Premier League standings, having suffered five defeats in their first ten games. Their quest to advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League presents a formidable challenge in light of these setbacks.