Christian Eriksen ruled out for three months with ankle injury



Manchester United midfielder will be without midfielder Christian Eriksen for at least three months with an ankle injury suffered against Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday. Andy Carroll’s challenge forced Eriksen to leave Old Trafford on crutches, while Carroll was later dismissed for another late tackle on Casemiro.


Eriksen is anticipated to be sidelined until late April, although there is still a chance he could play this year.

“Christian Eriksen is anticipated to be out of action for a lengthy period due to an ankle injury sustained in our FA Cup victory over Reading on Saturday,” the team said in a statement on Tuesday.

Eriksen is anticipated to remain out until the end of April or the beginning of May, however investigations are still ongoing.

“However, there is hope that Christian can return in time to play a role in the final stages of the season.”

Having already lost midfielder Donny van de Beek, Eriksen’s injury is a setback for boss Erik ten Hag. Due to a knee injury, the midfielder has been sidelined until the summer.

“He’s disappointed, we are disappointed, but it happens in top football and you have to deal with it,” Ten Hag told a news conference on Tuesday. “I think you can never fill that [gap] because every player has his own characteristics, identification. Another player will always fill in in a different way, but it doesn’t mean you have to be less successful.

“It’s quite clear Christian Eriksen brings top quality to our squad and he has some specifics that are hard to replace, such as his impacts in the final third with his final ball.”





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