Manchester United have reacted to Andy Caroll’s tackle after confirming Christian Eriksen will be sidelined for months.
The Red Devils will now suffer a huge injury blow, with Christian Eriksen set for at least three months on the sidelines after he picked up an excruciating ankle injury from Andy Carroll’s reckless lunge in the FA Cup.
Andy Caroll pulled a shocked clanger that got football fans talking after he made series of rough tackles that finally earned him a red card.
Christian Eriksen was among the players Caroll tackled roughly although he did not earn any card even after VAR replays.
Within 10 minutes, Andy Caroll later launch similar challenge on Tyrell Malacia and Casemiro, who bagged a brace in the game.
He earned yellow cards in both occasions and was sent off. Some fans argued Andy Caroll should have been sent off after the tackle that saw Christian Eriksen injured.
Christian Eriksen picked up an excruciating angle injury after Andy Caroll tackled him from behind.
The 30-year-old was then spotted in crutches after the game, and it was apparent he had suffered a severe Injury.
Scan results have confirmed the fears of Manchester United that Christian Eriksen will be sidelined for an extended period up to three months.
After the scan result, Manchester United issued a club statement confirming the injury update.
The club statement reads:
”Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen is expected to be out of action for an extended period because of an ankle injury sustained in our Emirates FA Cup victory over Reading on Saturday.
“Our Danish midfielder was withdrawn in the second half of the 3-1 win, after being caught by a tackle from Reading striker Andy Carroll, who was later sent off for two bookable offences.”
United further added investigations into the injury is still ongoing, but for now it has been confirmed Christian Eriksen will remain on the sidelines for months.
The club retain hope that he could play again before the end of the season and his return is likely to come in late April or early May if rehabilitation goes to plan.
Meanwhile, reacting to the injury, Erik Ten Hag said he’s disappointed, but injuries are expected and one have to be prepared for it and deal with it when it comes.
Erik Ten Hag further ruled out a possible new signing to replace Christian Eriksen with the transfer window closing in a matter of hours. He maintained Manchester United have enough players who can fill the void left by the Danish playmaker.
Eriksen’s spell on the sidelines will be his longest absence since he collapsed on the pitch in June 2021. He was revived and had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, allowing him to continue his football career.
Christian Eriksen has been instrumental to United’s brilliant run so far this season, providing seven assists in 19 matches, and helping the team remain in Champions League spot on the Premier League table.
Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny out for an extended period
Arsenal is also facing injury crisis coming on transfer deadline day just like Manchester United. Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny will be out for an “extended period” after surgery on a “significant” knee injury, club statement confirms on Tuesday.
Elneny picked up an injury on his right knee in Arsenal’s training session this month.
Arsenal said they hope to have a “more detailed timescale” on Elneny’s return once he begins his rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta have completed a deadline deal that will boost the Gunners’ midfield as they push for the Premier League title.
Elneny last played in Arsenal’s 3-0 FA Cup third-round win over Oxford on 9 January, when he scored the opening goal.