(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United have been hit by another injury worry after holding midfielder Daley Blind was forced to leave the game early for the Netherlands in their Euro 2016 Qualifying Group A clash with Latvia.
Blind picked up a knee injury and had to be substituted in the 20th-minute after a Latvia player fell onto the leg of the Dutchman during a tussle inside the penalty area.
The Netherlands have announced that the versatile player will now be ruled out for four to six weeks.
“I’m rather negative,” Holland boss Guus Hiddink said. “I think it’s a medial ligament that is twisted. It might be a rupture.”
He was replaced by Jordy Clasie, with Holland leading the game 1-0 at the time after Man United forward Robin van Persie netted from a header in the sixth minute at the PSV Stadium.
This was not something Louis van Gaal wanted to see, as the Manchester United manager is already battling with several injury problems heading into the next English Premier League fixture with Arsenal.
Manchester United are already without defenders Paddy McNair, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, while Chris Smalling is suspended.
Michael Carrick was also forced to withdraw from the England squad for their Euro 2016 game because of a groin injury.