Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho will miss the club’s upcoming fixtures and has had to pull out of the Argentina squad for this month’s international as a result of the injury he sustained during Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Southampton.
A second half substitute, Garnacho was on the receiving end of a clean but forceful tackle from Saints full-back Kyle Walker-Peters and later left the pitch in stoppage time. The 18-year-old was seen afterwards walking with crutches and wearing a protective boot.
Now, Garnacho has taken to social media to confirm that he won’t be able to play for at least the next few weeks while he makes a recovery.
“It is difficult to put into words how I’m feeling right now,” he posted on Instagram.
“Unfortunately I will not be able to help my team and team mates in the upcoming games in what is a very important part of the season for us at Manchester United.
“I am disappointed to also miss the opportunity to be with my team mates of the Argentinian National Team in what would have been a great and proud moment for me and my family.
“This is part of football and our profession, however, I am already focused in my recovery. God has taught me to never give up and I will make sure I am back stronger than ever!”
Garnacho is ruled out of Thursday’s Europa League last 16 second leg against Real Betis, a game he might otherwise have started, as well Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham.
March also had the potential to yield a senior international debut for Argentina after being included in the squad for home friendlies against Panama and Curacao. Garnacho was first called up by Argentina last March before even making his United first-team debut but did not play.
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