The father of Manchester United star Daley Blind has given an update on his son’s injury following suspicions that the Dutchman would miss the rest of the season…
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind will not be out for as long as originally feared according to his father, who gave an update on his son’s condition in Dutch publication De Telegraaf.
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The Dutch star was injured less than 20 minutes into the Netherlands’ 6-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win against Latvia, and initial reports suggested that it was a bad one.
The Sun originally reported that the summer signing was facing months on the sidelines, with the injury possibly being season ending. His father has now revealed however that the injury is not as bad as first thought, and that Blind should be back in four to six weeks.
Dutch media sources weren’t as pessimistic about the injury after the match, with Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink suspecting he could have damaged his medial ligament.
Blind’s father Danny confirmed Hiddink’s suspicions, claiming that it was in fact a medial ligament tear.
It is certainly good news for United that Blind won’t miss the rest of the season, but with their current defensive crisis they can hardly afford to lose another player for four to six weeks either.