Manchester United disclosed the potential timeline for Casemiro’s injury after the midfielder had to exit during the Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United.
In the midweek fixture against the Magpies, the Brazilian only managed to play for 45 minutes before sustaining an injury. He had to be substituted with Sofyan Amrabat, and manager Erik ten Hag later confirmed to reporters that it was a necessary substitution rather than a tactical decision.
United have now disclosed that the player has suffered a hamstring injury, and he is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.
This is another setback for Casemiro, who had recently returned to action against Newcastle after recovering from an ankle injury he sustained during the October international break, causing him to miss matches against Sheffield United, FC Copenhagen, and Manchester City.
The club released an official statement that read: “Casemiro will be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury suffered during our Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday. The Brazilian midfielder was withdrawn at half-time due to the issue, and subsequent assessment has revealed a strain that will keep him out for a number of weeks.”
The club hasn’t provided a specific return date for Casemiro, so it’s uncertain when he will be available for selection. However, it’s confirmed that he will miss the upcoming Premier League fixture against Fulham on Saturday, as well as the matches against FC Copenhagen and Luton on November 9 and 11, respectively, before the international break.