Edinson Cavani could face another period on the sidelines after picking up calf injury

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is expected to face another spell out after coming off injured in Uruguay’s latest World Cup qualifier.

The 35-year-old was replaced by Luis Suarez in the 29th minute and Argentinian news outlet Infobae have stated that Cavani suffered a calf injury against Chile.

Following a corner, Uruguay and Manchester United’s number 21 went to ground and began to rub his calf.

El Matador knew he couldn’t continue and he was replaced by the Atletico Madrid striker.

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The Uruguayan national team hasn’t yet issued an official medical report regarding Cavani’s injury or a timescale on his recovery.

Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed the news that the veteran’s injury struggles has once again got the better of him.

Manchester United fans will be wondering when they will next get the chance to see Cavani, but this has been a constant theme throughout his second season in England.

The former Paris Saint Germain had only recently returned to make cameo substitute appearances against Tottenham and Atletico Madrid after being out for six games with a groin problem.

Cavani hasn’t started a game since February which was the 1-1 draw at Burnley and the last time he completed 90 minutes was the month prior at Aston Villa.

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The legendary South American has only completed the full 90 minutes on three occasions this campaign.

After scoring 17 goals last season, Cavani has just two to his name this season and despite the return of Cristiano Ronaldo impacting his game time, the Uruguayan just hasn’t been able to stay fit.

With his contract expiring at the end of June and him set to embark on a new chapter, Manchester United fans will be wondering how many of the remaining nine Premier League games will Edinson Cavani be fit to feature in.

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