Manchester United and England forward has opted for surgery on a shoulder after European Championship campaign.
A significant blow for Manchester United loosing him to injury before the start of 2021-2022 season.
Marcus Rashford, 23, was racially abused after his penalty missed in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on Sunday may be out of action for months.
He Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were targeted for racial abuse online after missing penalties in the shootout that could probably hand England a trophy after leading the Italians.
Rashford’s mural in Withington, Manchester, was also vandalised but has since been covered in messages of support by the community.
On Monday, Rashford issued a statement saying sorry for missing his penalty but said he “will never apologise for who I am”. He added: “I’ve had a difficult season, I think that’s been clear for everyone to see and I probably went into that final with a lack of confidence.”
England and Manchester forward requires a surgery on the shoulder.
Rashford, had a shoulder muscle tear last season but decided to wait for an operation after being named in England’s Euro squad despite not being 100% fit. It was such a relief for many United fans seeing him starting most of England matches from the bench.
Marcus Rashford underwent a scan on Tuesday and a decision was taken that surgery was the only option for the forward. The surgery may not take place for a couple of weeks and it likely he will be out of action for 12 weeks.
Rashford has played 76 times for Manchester United and the Three Lions of England in the last 12 months. he recovered from fracture back injury after covid 19 pandemic and had been playing almost all matches from June to August when football resumed.
Rasford said to the media, “It’s either an operation or i dont get an operation”.
“I’m not 100 per cent sure if I need it yet, so I’ll just take it as it comes. I’ll finish strong here and I’ve got a few weeks off to just relax and decide what I’m going to do.”