Speaking to Afton Bladet, Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has confirmed that he has been nursing a broken toe over the past few months.
The Sweden international has been used sparingly by manager Erik ten Hag this campaign. He has played just over 500 minutes of Premier League football.
However, this has not hampered his involvement with the national side. The Sweden captain played 90 minutes against both Belgium and Azerbaijan this month.
In the latter of those games, Lindelof received ‘treatment’ for an ‘unknown injury’. He has now disclosed that he broke his toe in the last international break.
He said: “I broke my toe in September, and I felt it tightening out there. It was with the national team in September. I got a stamp so I broke it. It hurt for a while, I had to take some painkillers. I could play, but only had a size bigger on the shoe.”
United can’t afford any injury setbacks
United have been hampered by several injuries over the course of the campaign and they are currently without Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial and Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen and Martial are due to return to first-team action next month and Ten Hag will be hoping that there are no more setbacks for the rest of the campaign.
Lindelof has acknowledged that he has been nursing a toe injury and in our opinion, this could be a reason behind his lesser involvement for United this year.
Ten Hag has regularly preferred Harry Maguire over him in the last few months, but Lindelof will be hoping for more minutes with a hectic schedule coming up.
The Sweden star has a big decision to make over his future this summer. It won’t be a surprise if he pushes for a new challenge amid his reduced game time.
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