Bastian Schweinsteiger has thanked fans for their messages of support following another injury setback and said he aimed to return as soon as possible.
He suffered a new knee ligament injury in training with Germany on Monday and the initial prognosis is not good, with some suggesting he could miss Euro 2016 this summer because of it.
Germany coach Joachim Low isn’t ruling him out of Euro 2016 just yet but for Manchester United fan, it sounds like we won’t see much more of Schweinsteiger this season.
Writing on his Twitter page, Schweinsteiger said: “Thanks for all your kind messages. I’ll give my best to return as soon as possible!”
Thanks for all your kind messages. I’ll give my best to return as soon as possible! pic.twitter.com/iSTx4HOCt3
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) March 24, 2016
I couldn’t give two hoots about whether he plays in the European Championships this summer, what frustrates me is the fact we’ll be without him for the rest of the year.
For me, his cameos against West Ham and Manchester City showed me what he can bring to the table in terms of being a leader on the pitch. We desperately lack that and will do even more so in his absence, even if he wasn’t the barnstorming midfielder who was one of the world’s best at Bayern Munich.
At this stage we are still waiting for official confirmation of how bad his injury is but given that he’d just returned from a knee injury, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t serious.