Initial reports from Holland feared Blind could be out for between four and six weeks but Van Gaal’s assessment indicates there is no date to confirm just yet.
Speaking about the injury at his press conference this afternoon, Van Gaal said the extent of Blind’s injury won’t be known until after a rest period for the Dutch midfielder, presumably to let the swelling subside.
He said: “He has a brace on his knee. After 10 days’ rest, he’ll have another scan that will say more about the injury.”
Initially it was reported that Van Gaal said Blind would be ruled out for up to six months but that was not correct and it has since been updated: “Louis van Gaal said Daley Blind‘s injury is not as serious as first thought and he will not be out for 6 months.”