Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez has provided a fresh update on his recovery from a foot surgery undergone last month.
The Argentina international suffered a fracture in his fifth metatarsal in April and this ruled him out for the remainder of last season after an operation.
He managed to return in time for pre-season, but unfortunately suffered a recurrence of the same problem in the league game against Arsenal.
Martinez carried on playing for the next two matches with pain injections but the decision was eventually made for him to undergo a fresh surgery.
Speaking to TNT Sports Argentina, the 25-year-old said that he is in the process of recovery and he has to be patient after a repeat of the same problem.
He said: “I am in the process of recovery and happy to be here visiting the club. It is the second time that an injury like this has happened to me. So, you have to be patient.”
Man Utd need to be patient with Martinez’s recovery
The centre-back has been a key player for the Red Devils since his arrival from Ajax last year. He was instrumental in ending the club’s six-year trophy drought in February.
His absence has left a potential void in the heart of the defence. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are quality defenders, but they lack the same level of control as the Argentine.
United will be hoping for Martinez’s comeback as soon as possible, but manager Erik ten Hag must guard against rushing him back to the playing field until he is completely fit, possibly by January.
The €50 million-rated star suffered a setback after his previous surgery. The club need to ensure that the fracture has fully healed before he becomes an integral part of the XI again.
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