Antony injury update ahead of United’s FA Cup final clash
The Brazilian winger Antony had a “serious” injury during the encounter against Chelsea, according to Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. The England left-back Luke Shaw was also substituted at halftime owing to an unspecified problem.
The accidents happened during Manchester United’s 4-1 victory against Chelsea, which guaranteed a top-four finish and qualifying for the Champions League. Ten Hag gave updates on the players’ health, expressing worry over Antony’s injuries and said they would have to wait for more information on Shaw’s status.
Ten Hag told reporters: “It’s difficult always to say, straight after the game, but, yeah, Antony is serious. Luke Shaw, we have to see. I don’t think it’s too bad but we have to wait 24 hours. We’ll have a diagnosis and we will know more.”
Antony was in excruciating pain after a challenge he had with Trevoh Chalobah during the game. After only 29 minutes of play, the Brazilian winger was forced to leave the field in tears and on a stretcher. Concerns regarding his availability for upcoming games arose as the severity of his injury became clear.
Separately, Luke Shaw was replaced on the field by Tyrell Malacia during the break. Shaw’s injury’s precise nature is unknown, although Ten Hag expressed hope that it would not be too serious. However, a correct diagnosis would be required, and throughout the following 24 hours, the medical staff would evaluate Shaw’s health.
Erik ten Hag understood the gravity of Antony’s injury and the necessity of delaying further analysis. Although he acknowledged that it is challenging to offer a quick assessment following the game, he stressed the seriousness of Antony’s situation. Ten Hag was still optimistic about Luke Shaw’s injury, but a correct diagnosis and examination were needed to evaluate the severity of the problem.
“I don’t know [about Antony]. Everyone has seen he came off. I can tell you it is serious but we have to wait a minimum [of] 24 hours, then we know probably more about the status of the injury,” he added.
Manchester United’s medical staff will be ready to provide updates on the condition of Shaw and Antony. The attention will move to the FA Cup final against neighborhood rivals Manchester City on June 3, even if their last Premier League game against Fulham has little bearing on the rankings. In order to stop Manchester City from potentially winning a triple, Manchester United will be desperate to have its players healthy and ready for the important final.