Radamel Falcao’s calf injury is likely to keep him sidelined for two to three weeks claims his father.
The Colombian has been out of action after suffering a kick in training two weeks ago and has already missed games against Chelsea, Manchester City and today’s clash against Crystal Palace.
The international break gives Falcao some much needed time to recover and if he is sidelined for two weeks, it could mean he is in contention to return against Arsenal on 22 November.
“What I understand is that he has a sore calf, a little pull,” he told Colombia’s La FM.
“It’s for two or three weeks, and I think he will be ready for next week, if you listen to the club doctor.
“His discomfort is muscular. He is training alone doing recovery and will have to wait.”
As is always the case with any injury, Louis van Gaal will not want to rush the player back into action in fear of aggravating it so unless Falcao is fully fit, it is unlikely he will come back for the Arsenal game.
Speaking last night, Van Gaal was coy on the severity of Falcao’s injury and said he couldn’t tell when he would be fit to play again but Falcao’s father has now intimated it isn’t too serious.
The Colombian hasn’t been able to show his best form yet at United and this injury has pushed his progress backwards but all he can do now is concentrate on overcoming this injury and getting back to playing.