Casemiro sidelined for few weeks due to hamstring injury
Casemiro suffered an injury against Newcastle United
Due to a hamstring injury, Manchester United midfielder Casemiro will be sidelined for “many weeks.”
On his comeback, the 31-year-old commanded Erik ten Hag’s team against Newcastle in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday after skipping three games.
After being substituted during the 3-0 loss, United has now announced that Casemiro will miss a crucial stretch of games.
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“Casemiro will be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury suffered during our Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday,” the club said in a statement.
“The Brazilian midfielder was withdrawn at half-time due to the issue, and subsequent assessment has revealed a strain that will keep him out for several weeks.”
The 31-year-old’s most recent injury occurred before Brazil’s World Cup qualifying match against Argentina and Colombia in mid-November. Ten Hag stated that he was unable to predict if Casemiro could recuperate in time.
Brazil is third in the World Cup qualifying round following a loss to Uruguay and a tie with Venezuela in October, while Manchester United is currently seventh in the league following their defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
A vital member of the team in defensive midfield, Casemiro hurt his ankle playing for Brazil against Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier last month. Five days later, he was declared fit to play against Uruguay, but the club decided to keep him out of a trip to Sheffield United to aid in his recuperation.