Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger has picked up a knee injury while training with his countrymen ahead of their friendly against England which will keep the midfielder out of action until the end of May. The midfielder had been shipped off to Munich to undergo MRI which has further revealed that there is a partial tear to his medial ligament in the right knee.
Schweinsteiger had only just recovered from a knee injury which has kept him out for a considerable period this season. Along with him, Mesut Ozil and Karim Bellarabi also missed the training but their situation is not serious.
Schweinsteiger is expected to miss out the rest of the Premier League campaign and is facing a race against time to get fully fit for the Euros. The DFB website posted the news on their website saying:
“Bastian is out of the internationals against England on Saturday and Italy on Tuesday. The MRI scan today found the captain suffered a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee after a tackle with an opponent at the end of training on Tuesday. ”
“Medical care will be provided by Manchester United in coordination with the medical department of the German team.”
The DFB refused to comment on the time frame of the injury but instead gave updates on his fellow countrymen, Ozil and Bellarabi.
The news does cause a serious concern to Manchester United’s season which adds the experienced German to an already packed treatment room over at Manchester.