Manchester United midfielder Eriksen out for 'extended period'

AP , Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen could miss most of the remainder of the season because of an ankle injury, the team said Tuesday.

Manchester United s Christian Eriksen applauds to supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. AP


The 30-year-old Denmark international sustained the injury during United's 3-1 win against Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.

United said he will be sidelined for ``an extended period'' _ likely until late April or early May.

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

The midfielder has become a key figure under new United manager Erik ten Hag, making 31 appearances this season.

The former Tottenham and Inter Milan player suffered a cardiac arrest on the field at the European Championship in 2021 and needed to be resuscitated with a defibrillator.

He had a cardioverter-defibrillator fitted and made his return to top flight soccer a year ago when he joined Premier League club Brentford.

His performances for the London club led to a move to United last summer.

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