Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez had to be taken off midway through the second half of the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend.
The Argentinian international actually injured himself when making a tackle on Eddie Nketiah, and he was replaced by Harry Maguire.
Martinez shouldn’t be sidelined for very long, though. He will join up with his national team this week and the defender could still face Ecuador on Friday.
The signs don’t look as good for Victor Lindelof. The centre-back was forced off with five minutes left on the clock at the Emirates, and he was pictured hobbling following the final whistle.
7 other United first-team players are also sidelined
Mason Mount is expected to return from a thigh issue right after the international break. The 24-year-old missed the games against Nottingham Forest and the Gunners but he could be back in the squad for the home match versus Brighton later this month.
Raphael Varane should be available again as well. The Frenchman was taken off at half-time in the 3-2 win over Forest with an unspecified injury, and his estimated return was a few weeks. Unless there has been a setback, he could face the Seagulls too.
Luke Shaw won’t be ready to play for a while. The defender is set to be sidelined for at least two months with a muscular problem and he could potentially be out until after the international break in October.
Tyrell Malacia’s fitness remains a mystery. The defender has needed an extended period of time to recover from a chronic knee injury that he suffered at the back end of last season.
Tom Heaton has a calf issue which meant that he has been missing from the matchday squad since the beginning of the campaign, while both Kobbie Mainoo and Amad Diallo are on the treatment table with knee problems.