Man United are facing a setback with Raphael Varane, as one expert forecasts surgery.
Raphael Varane was forced to leave the Nations League final on Sunday due to injury.
According to a doctor and performance expert, Manchester United defender Raphael Varane may require surgery after sustaining an abductor injury.
Varane was forced out in the 43rd minute of France’s UEFA Nations League final victory over Spain on Sunday after suffering an injury.
Minutes before halftime, the French defender went down clutching his leg, though it is unclear what caused the injury.
Varane was treated swiftly by medical personnel, but it was evident that the 28-year-old would be unable to continue.
Dr Rajpal Brar has provided his judgement on Varane’s condition after analyzing the injury.
“His recovery time will be determined by the injury’s precise location and severity.
“If it’s an adductor tear, a grade one will take one to two weeks to heal, a grade two will take two and a half to three weeks, and a grade three will depend on whether surgery is required or not.”
“However, I definitely doubt it’s a grade three because he was able to walk off fairly comfortably and was permitted to sit on the bench as well.”
“We’ll find out more as the national team and Man United personnel analyze it, but these can be tough injuries to manage with and prone to re-injury due to the huge demands placed on the adductors during football,” he says.
Didier Deschamps’ side won 2-1 at the San Siro despite the absence of Varane.
Luis Enrique’s side took the lead through Mikel Oyarzabal midway through the second half, but Karim Benzema leveled the game two minutes later with a brilliantly curled effort.
PSG star Kylian Mbappe scored the game-winning goal for France with just ten minutes remaining, slotting the ball past Unai Simon.
Varane left Real Madrid for United in the summer on a four-year agreement worth £41 million, after a decade with the Spanish giants.
United supporters will now be waiting with bated breath to learn the outcome of the French defender’s injury in the coming days.
Meanwhile, after the international break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester on October 16.
With 14 points, the Red Devils are now fourth in the Premier League. “Brinkwire News Summary.”