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Man.United defender, Lisandro Martinez ruled out for the rest of the season with a fractured metatarsal

Man.United defender, Lisandro Martinez ruled out for the rest of the season with a fractured metatarsal

Manchester United defender, Lisandro Martinez has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

The United defender was carried off during his side’s Europa League draw with Sevilla on Thursday April 13.

He picked up an issue related to his right foot and hobbled a short distance before eventually being carried off on a stretcher.

The club said: ‘Lisandro Martinez has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after fracturing a metatarsal bone in his foot.

‘However, the Argentinian defender is expected to make a full recovery in time to be ready for the start of next season.’

United will also be without fellow centre-back Varane for some key matches, saying he ‘is expected to be out for a few weeks’.

Ten Hag had originally been reluctant to talk about the issue when asked for an update on Martinez on Friday.

‘Sorry, no,’ he said. ‘It’s not even 24 hours, so I don’t have a complete diagnosis so I can’t tell in this moment.’

‘When we have news, we will give it straight to you.

‘But let’s do the medical, do the assessment, fully diagnose, complete the diagnosis, and then we will give the news.

‘It doesn’t change in this moment. I have an idea (what is is) but I don’t cause speculation.’

Martinez has made 45 appearances for United this season and has been pretty much an ever-present in the defence after joining for £48.5million from Ajax in the summer.

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