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Casemiro’s ankle badly swollen, has not trained ahead of Uruguay game

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro twisted his ankle during the recent World Cup qualifier for his country, according to Globo Esporte.

The Brazilian started against Venezuela at home last week, but he was substituted in the 79th minute. The visitors went on to equalise in his absence.

Speaking after the game, interim manager Fernando Diniz revealed that the 31-year-old asked to be substituted after picking up an ankle injury.

Globo now report that the midfielder twisted his ankle during the game, but he opted to continue playing until his substitution in the second half.

Casemiro’s ankle is now ‘badly swollen’ and he did not train during Saturday’s session. He will undergo further examination on the issue today.

Casemiro’s absence would be a big blow for Man Utd

Casemiro has been inconsistent in the United shirt this term, but he continues to remain a key starter under manager Erik ten Hag in all competitions.

The €40 million-rated star has been brilliant with his defensive and offensive contributions since his arrival from Real Madrid and his absence would be a huge blow.

Unlike last season, United have a quality replacement at hand in Sofyan Amrabat, but the Moroccan is a different kind of player compared to the Brazilian.

While Casemiro is known for his tough tackling skills, Amrabat is someone who prefers to control possession. He rarely contributes in the final third.

Casemiro has not been playing to the best of his ability, but he is a world-class player nonetheless. Hopefully, he makes a quick recovery from his swollen ankle.

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