Marcus Rashford’s decision has been made. He will have surgery on a shoulder injury that has been troubling him.
After struggling for the better part of a year, Marcus Rashford had a huge decision to make this summer.
Despite having his best season in terms of goal contributions, Manchester United’s homegrown hero was visibly in agony pretty much every single time he took to the field in 2021.
He’s had ankle, shoulder, hip and back issues this term, all have been troubling him from time-to-time, while his commitment to play at EURO 2020 only compounded the issue for the Red Devils.
Now, after much deliberation no doubt, the key United superstar will have surgery ‘imminently’. He’ll now miss the start of the season, dealing his club a massive injury blow.
“Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury.” An official club statement read.
“He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible.”
The initial thought was that Rashford will miss around twelve weeks of action. Obviously, that’s a large portion of any season, with the forward set to be unavailable until at least the end of October…
It’s thought that he’ll be unavailable for about 10 Premier League matches and a handful of games in various cup competitions.
Now the addition of Jadon Sancho coupled with the emergence of Anthony Elanga definitely softens that blow. However, we’d all have preferred Rashford to be fit and raring to go from day one.
There’s also a knock-on effect. It probably means United will want to keep Jesse Lingard around until at least Christmas now, while it could mean the likes of Daniel James and Amad Diallo will remain here in Manchester rather than possibly heading out on loan.
Get well soon, Marcus!
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