In the middle of the opening period of Thursday’s Premier League game against Chelsea, Manchester United winger Antony had to be carried off and replaced by Marcus Rashford.
Midway through the first half of the match against Chelsea, Antony needed to be stretchered off after sustaining what appeared to be a catastrophic ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ.
Trevoh Chalobah, a defender for Chelsea, made a tackle that caused the Manchester United winger to fall to the ground. Although the referee did not call a foul, United took the ball out of play so that Antony could get medical attention.
The Brazilian was replaced by the returning Marcus Rashford because he seemed to be in a lot of ᴘᴀɪɴ. He collapsed while grasping what looked to be his stuck foot as Chalobah made the tackle.
Gary Neville remarked on Sky Sports, “It’s the response of a player who’s going to spend some time out of the game.”
He was pounding the ground with his hand. If he continues, it would astound me, but he has just stood up.
“Erik ten Hag will now be thinking he’ll have to rethink this game, but he’s also got Sunday against Fulham at home to fill in that right-hand side, because Antony would be a shoe-in for that cup final side,” said Erik ten Hag.
Former Manchester City midfielder Michael Brown said, “It’s a huge setback,” when providing commentary for BBC Radio 5 Live. “They want to maintain control over a specific ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ, and the ꜰᴀᴄᴛ that he is on a stretcher and that the strap goes around the leg is really concerning.
“It’s just a late tackle that comes across, and he reacted very quickly to sᴀʏ he’d been caught.”
At the time of the ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ, United was leading 1-0 when Casemiro headed in a free ᴋɪᴄᴋ from Christian Eriksen early on. The team led by Erik ten Hag is aware that they just need a point from their final two games to guarantee their spot in the Champions League for the next year.
In 43 games for Manchester United this year, Antony has eight goals and three assists. He is now a serious question mark for both the June 3 FA Cup final against Manchester City and their Sunday matchup versus Fulham in the Premier League.