Further Cavani injury update

Friday 01 April 2022 14:12

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has revealed that Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani could be out for up to five weeks after sustaining a calf injury while on international duty with Uruguay.

The South American was replaced in the first half of the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Chile and, although Rangnick initially said in his press conference to preview the Leicester City game that the centre-forward will be out for a couple of weeks, he admits the experienced attacker could be facing a longer spell on the sidelines.

Ralf reveals team news for Foxes clash


Our interim boss provides the latest update on his options following the international break.

"The only player who is injured, unfortunately again, is Edinson Cavani," he told club media in an exclusive interview from Carrington. "In his second game, he had to be substituted after 25 minutes with some calf problems.

"According to the doctor, he will be out for a couple of weeks, four weeks or maybe even five weeks."

Due to Cavani's latest injury setback, Rangnick admitted it is frustrating to be a little short of options in attack with action resuming against the Foxes at Old Trafford.

He said: "[It's] obviously bad news to have another striker missing out."

Edi returned as a substitute in the 3-2 win over Tottenham, after an absence of five Premier League matches, and also came on during the second half of the Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid.