Falcao explains his injury, training regime and ice pack recovery

by Sam Peoples

Radamel Falcao has been speaking about the injury which has ruled him out of the Arsenal game this weekend and insisted it was not a serious one which would rule him out for long.

The striker pulled out of international duty with Colombia to push on with his rehabilitation at Carrington on his injury but that clearly wasn’t long enough as he is unavailable for selection on Saturday.

Speaking to DirecTV, Falcao explained the severity of his injury and revealed more frustration towards those reacting to his use of ice packs in the rehabilitation process.

“I’ve been training a lot to be back in the pitch soon,” he said.

“I always have the necessary precautions to be at 100%.

“The problem is on one muscle of my leg. It’s not a serious injury, but I have to take care with this.

“I want to be back as soon as possible. Unfortunately, with this injury, I have played just five matches. I’m working to be back.

“I use ice packs a lot because of my injury. It helps me with my recovery. Some people are overacting because of that.”


Van Gaal didn’t put a time frame on Falcao’s return but did say that all players who are returning to fitness need at least two weeks to get back into contention.

If that was the case, Falcao could potentially make his return before Liverpool come to Old Trafford on 14 December.

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