The Argentine, arguably Manchester United’s most consistent centre back ever since breaking into the side in November last season, suffered a cruel and abrupt end to his campaign after picking up a knee injury against Anderlecht.
He joined the Man United squad for their pre-season tour as part of his rehabilitation process last month but Mourinho recently confirmed that the defender had no chance of returning to action before the new year.
But Rojo has taken to social media to demonstrate that important steps are being made in his pursuit of full fitness by the new year.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 16, 2017
Long term knee injuries are not just things that mend on their own. You don’t put a plaster on it and let nature take its course.
No, the daunting thing about ACL injuries, as I experienced, is that the work you put in largely shapes how your knee ends up faring in the long run. You become the architect of your wellbeing in a totally different way.
Needless to say, Rojo is receiving the finest care available and will, in accordance with his attitude on the pitch, aggressively and indefatigably nurse his knee – and then himself – back to full strength. And supporters will just hope to see him retain that same power and presence at the back alongside Eric Bailly during the business end of the season once he does finally return.