A respected journalist has revealed that Manchester United star Marcus Rashford faces up to three months out with a fracture in his back.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said before their clash with Liverpool that Rashford was not involved and would be out for a “few weeks”, but the extent is even worse than that.
“He got knocks and jolted against Wolves and aggravated his back,” Solskjaer explained ahead of the game.
“We will give him time before we put him back on the pitch. I wouldn’t expect to be having him in the next few weeks.”
According to The Times‘ Henry Winter, Rashford has suffered a double stress fracture in his back and will be out for 2-3 months.
Rashford was carrying a single stress fracture in his back, now has a double stress fracture after Wolves game. Expected to be out for 2-3 months. Also has piece of floating bone in his ankle requiring non-intrusive surgery to remove. Been playing thru immense pain to help #mufc
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 19, 2020
The injury was aggravated in United’s FA Cup replay with Wolves, when Solskjaer took the risk to bring Rashford on despite him not being 100 percent – with the England forward lasting less than a quarter of an hour before coming off.
Before that, he only had a single stress fracture, but the premature return has worsened the injury.
Winter also reveals that Rashford has been carrying an ankle injury, with a piece of floating bone causing problems that will be fixed by “non-intrusive surgery”.