Manchester United ace Robin Van Persie will miss the next six weeks of the Premier League season after spraining his knee against Olympiakos.
Manchester United have announced that the injury striker Robin Van Persie sustained against Olympiakos will keep him out for up to six weeks.
The Netherlands international striker received a rather crude challenge to the back of his knee against Olympiakos, having already scored the hat-trick that helped the Red Devils overcome the two goal deficit, and immediately signalled for medical attention.
Man Utd posted the below picture to their Instagram account with the following message:
“Sadly, @robinvanpersie has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against West Ham with a knee injury. #mufc”
Worse news was to follow.
Later that afternoon, Manchester United updated their Twitter account to say that Van Persie has sprained his knee and will be out between a month and six weeks – meaning he could miss both UEFA Champions League quarter final fixtures against Bayern Munich.
BREAKING: Following further investigation, Robin van Persie has a sprained knee, which will keep him out for around four to six weeks. #mufc
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2014