Brazil’s team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has revealed that Manchester United’s first summer signing Fred has suffered ‘an ankle trauma’ following a challenge from Casemiro in national team training.
United announced on Tuesday that they have agreed on a £47m deal to sign the midfielder from Shakhtar Donetsk but the 25-year-old has since suffered a setback in terms of an injury.
Team doctor Lasmar has now confirmed that the Brazilian has experienced a trauma in his ankle and further tests in the coming days could confirm the extent of the problem.
Brazil Dr on Fred: "He has had an ankle trauma, but it is still too early for any evaluation, he has already begun the recovery work, he had that part in real pain. It’s early for any diagnosis, we need to wait for more. The first 24 hours are crucial." #mufc
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) June 7, 2018
New signing Fred has picked up an injury in a training session after a tackle from Casemiro pic.twitter.com/CiaW6fQ9mV
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 7, 2018
Brazil are currently training at Tottenham’s Enfield Training Centre ahead of the summer World Cup finals in Russia where they would be playing against Switzerland in their opening game.
At this stage, Fred’s participation at the tournament appears in potential doubt, but hopefully, the injury is only a minor one and he can relish the dream of representing his nation at the World Cup.
On the other hand, Fred’s non-involvement in Russia would only be advantageous for United, who could potentially have him early for their pre-season tour of the United States.