Alejandro Garnacho will miss Argentina’s upcoming international fixtures due to injury, according to reports in his homeland.
News outlet TyC Sports report: “The injury suffered by the soccer player is more serious than thought and would sideline him from the matches against Panama and Curaçao.”
Garnacho was pictured leaving Old Trafford in a walking boot after the weekend’s draw with Southampton.
The winger was injured after a challenge from Kyle Walker-Peters, and while he attempted to play on, he was later substituted off.
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Blow for Garnacho, Argentina, and Manchester United
The extent of Alejandro Garnacho’s injury is yet to be fully confirmed by Manchester United.
He had recently been called up to the Argentina squad for their upcoming internationals later in March, where he was hoping to make his debut.
There will be more opportunities ahead for him, but this is a crushing blow for him, when he could have linked up with the team for their first gathering since winning the World Cup.
This injury update indicates Garnacho will miss the next two Manchester United matches at least.
These are the Europa League fixture away at Real Betis, followed by a FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham.
United will hope to get him back for early April, but even this is unclear. A worst case scenario could see him miss the rest of the season.
Garnacho has had an impressive breakthrough campaign in which he has scored four goals and provided four assists.