The Armenian FA have released a statement about the injury which Henrikh Mkhitaryan has suffered on international duty this week.
Mkhitaryan hurt his thigh playing against Czech Republic and the initial prognosis indicated he would be ruled out for up to ten days.
Further investigation has suggested the results from scans are not encouraging which is not what Manchester United fans wanted to hear.
A statement from the Armenian FA read as follows: “As reported, senior national team captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan received an injury against Czech Republic and as a result was unable to continue the match.
“Mkhitaryan has had a medical examination in a clinic in Mlada Boleslav. Unfortunately, the results are not encouraging.
“Mkhitaryan was found to have an injury in the lower third of the left thigh muscle. Such injuries usually require a week to 10 days to heal, which means that Mkhitaryan will miss the Denmark-Armenia match on September 4.”
This is not the news Mkhitaryan or Man United fans wanted to hear ahead of the Manchester derby but at least he’ll be returning to Carrington as soon as possible to begin rehabilitation on the injury.
I really wanted to see Mkhitaryan start against Man City on Saturday but by the looks of it he won’t be fit enough unless Man United’s physios can work some magic. That being said, his cameo against Hull showed fans that even with 15 minutes on the clock he can make a real difference so not all is lost.