Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani was absent from Uruguay’s latest international squad announcement.
He then missed out as Manchester United lost the Manchester derby 2-0 to Manchester City.
Now, after deciding to have treatment, he has spoken about the injury that has been affecting him throughout the season.
Manchester United Striker Edinson Cavani Issues Injury Update
Cavani Reveals Pain Since Before Start of Season
Cavani told Uruguayan outlet El Observador, as cited by manutd.com: “The issue was like this. Before starting the season, I had discomfort in the tendon.”
The 34-year-old, who scored his first goal of the season v Tottenham Hotspur on October 30, faces a further setback after missing several games at the start of the season and having taken some time to get back.
“It made me spend a couple of weeks out until I began to gain some minutes in my team,” he added. “I had to go back to the national team, always with a bit of pain, but with the hope that it would disappear.
”It was improving but, after Tottenham, it started coming back.”
Cavani scored 17 goals for the Red Devil’s last season and when fit, is as good as any striker in the Premier League. Of course, at his age, minutes need to be managed and injuries are frequent.
“They are difficult injuries. And I decided to have the treatment so that it does not continue to get worse, and to recover as soon as possible to be fit for my team and the national team,” Cavani concluded.
Big Miss for Uruguay During International Break
Cavani’s absence will be a loss to Manchester United, who will hope the timescale is short, especially now Paul Pogba has been ruled out for a prolonged period.
However, his national team, Uruguay, will miss him too. Cavani has scored 53 goals in 126 international appearances and he alongside Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez, were clearly still their most valuable players during Copa America in the summer – as captivated when they were the only two (of four) to score in the shootout loss to Colombia in the quarter-finals.
Uruguay sit fifth in South American World Cup qualifying, where they host Argentina on November 12, before travelling to Bolivia on November 16.
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