Solskjaer faces anxious Varane wait, as expert suspects nature of injury

Date published: Monday 11th October 2021 10:31 - Matthew Briggs

e France Injury October 2021

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces an anxious wait for the medical diagnosis on Raphael Varane.

The France defender came off injured in France’s Nations League final win against Spain on Sunday night.

The 28-year-old went down holding his leg and hobbled off in the 43rd minute.

It’s unclear the severity off the injury. Bu the France boss Didier Deschamps did not wait until half-time to make the change.

He was replaced by Dayot Upamecano with no risks taken over the centre-back’s fitness.

Varane was later seen with an ice pack on his right thigh although he was pictured later celebrating in the dressing room.

Dr Rajpal Brar, a doctor in physical therapy, fitness and movement coach, believes the problem is most likely to be an adductor issue.

On his YouTube channel, Dr Brar said: “Based on where he grabbed on the inside of the right thigh, and additionally, he was seen with ice while seated on the bench on the inside of that right thigh as well as, it is very likely this is an adductor groin injury.

“His return timeline will depend on the specific location, and severity of the injury.”

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Maguire injury

Varane has started six of United’s games this season after arriving from Real Madrid in the summer.

Solskjaer will be hoping that Varane’s substitution was precautionary because he already has Harry Maguire sidelined with a calf problem.

The United skipper was forced out of the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Aston Villa on September 25.

And Solskjaer said that Maguire would be out for “a few weeks” so he will be touch and go for Leicester on Saturday.

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