Michael Carrick sidelined for three months following ankle surgery

Manchester United confirm that Michael Carrick will be out injured for 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

Manchester United have confirmed that Michael Carrick is expected to be on the sidelines for around three months following ankle surgery.

New manager Louis van Gaal revealed this afternoon during a press conference that losing the midfielder is a "blow".

The Dutchman confirmed that Carrick will be out of action for a "long time", and now the club has announced via its official Twitter page that the 32-year-old will miss 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery this morning on his left ankle ligaments.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal has refused to give any predictions regarding what the team can achieve during his first season in charge.

Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Read Next:
Carrick out for a 'long time'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account