England manager delivers latest Man United injury update on Michael Carrick
England manager Roy Hodgson admits Man United star Michael Carrick may have suffered ankle ligament damage
Roy Hodgson says Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has suffered suspected ankle ligament damage.
The 33-year-old was stretchered off in added time of England’s 2-0 defeat by Spain in their international friendly in Alicante on Friday night.
Carrick had started the game before he was replaced by Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey after he appeared to twist his ankle after goals from Mario and Santi Cazorla sealed a Spanish win.
Speaking at his post-match media conference on Friday night, Hodgson admitted England won’t know the severity of Carrick’s injury until a scan.
Hodgson said: “Doesnt look good, severely twisted ankle, normally means ligament damage, but wont know until X-ray or scan tomorrow.”
Carrick completed 90 minutes of United’s last two games in victories over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and Premier League opponents West Bromwich Albion.
The experienced United midfielder has made 11 appearances in all competitions for the 20-time English champions.
The Three Lions host France at Wembley in their next friendly at Wembley on Tuesday night.