Lisandro Martínez will not play for Manchester United for around two months.
The defender has suffered a recurrence of the foot injury which he originally picked up in April.
“Lisandro Martinez will be out of action for an extended period due to an aggravation of the foot injury he suffered in April,” the club said in a statement on Friday.
“The Argentinian defender experienced the setback in our Premier League game against Arsenal earlier this month.
Martinez missed the end of last season with the injury and re-aggravated the problem in defeats to Brighton and Bayern Munich earlier this month.
The Argentina defender missed the victories against Burnley and Crystal Palace and is now set for an extended spell on the sidelines. Sources have told ESPN that he is set to be absent for a similar period to his original injury.
Lisandro Martinez has been a key player for head coach Erik ten Hag since the defender joined United from Ajax in July 2022. DeFodi Images via Getty Images
Despite the injury, Martinez played for United in the following two games against Brighton and Bayern.
But it has now been determined that he needs a period on the sidelines for recovery and rehabilitation. Assessment is ongoing to determine next steps.
“Everyone at Manchester United sends Lisandro our best wishes and looks forward to him coming back as soon as possible,” the club said in a statement.