Man Utd's Casemiro 'out for several weeks' with hamstring injury

AFP , Friday 3 Nov 2023

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro has been ruled out for "several weeks" with a hamstring injury, the club announced on Friday, adding to manager Erik ten Hag's woes.

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Manchester United's Casemiro leaves the pitch after the first half during the EFL Cup fourth round football match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. Photo: AP

 

After missing three matches, the 31-year-old captained Erik ten Hag's side on his return against Newcastle in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Casemiro was replaced at half-time of the 3-0 defeat and United have now confirmed he will miss a key run of fixtures.

The club said in a statement: "Casemiro will be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury suffered during our Carabao (League) Cup defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday.

"The Brazilian midfielder was withdrawn at half-time due to the issue, and subsequent assessment has revealed a strain that will keep him out for a number of weeks."

United are eighth in the Premier League table, with five defeats from their first 10 games and face a challenge to reach the Champions League knockout stages.

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