Jesse Lingard Injury: Updates on Manchester United Winger's Leg, Return

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2014

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard reacts after being injured during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Updates from Sunday, Nov. 2

Manchester United confirm Jesse Lingard is still not ready to play:


Updates from Monday, Oct. 26

Manchester United confirm Jesse Lingard is still not fit to play:


Updates from Monday, Oct. 20

Manchester United confirm Jesse Lingard is still not fit to play:


Updates from Tuesday, Oct. 7

Jesse Lingard's recovery from a knee injury is gathering pace after Louis van Gaal delivered the latest on the Manchester United youngster.

Colin Harvey of the Daily Star quotes Van Gaal saying:

Anderson is making progress, while I am pleased to report that Jesse Lingard has had his protective knee brace removed and Jonny Evans' protective boot has been removed.


Updates from Sunday, Oct. 5

Manchester United confirmed Jesse Lingard's availability for today's match:


Updates from Sunday, Sept. 21

Manchester United confirmed Jesse Lingard is still not fit to play:


Updates from Friday, Sept. 12

Manchester United's official Twitter feed reported the latest on Lingard:


Updates from Friday, Aug. 22

Manchester United's official Twitter feed, reported bad news on Lingard:


Updates from Monday, Aug. 18

Jesse Lingard was seen leaving hospital on crutches on Monday, making it highly unlikely that he will be fit for Manchester United's next game at Sunderland.

Joe Strange of the Daily Mail reports:

Jesse Lingard's chances of impressing Louis van Gaal in the coming weeks have suffered a blow after the Manchester United midfielder was pictured leaving hospital on crutches and with his right leg in a brace.


The severity of Lingard's injury remains unclear, but he looks certain to miss Sunday's trip to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.


Original Text

Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard was handed a chance to start the club's Premier League opener against Swansea City but was forced to leave before the half-hour mark due to injury. Adnan Januzaj replaced him for the Red Devils.

Rob Dawson of the Manchester Evening News noted there was immediate concern after the 21-year-old rising star's injury:

The outlet's Stuart Mathieson passed along word that Lingard had a clear limp as he left the pitch:

It's an extremely disappointing setback for the talented England youth international. After spending the last couple seasons out on loan, he was given a golden opportunity to showcase his skills on the opening matchday and it ended in painful fashion.

United will hope the diagnosis isn't as bad as the injury looked. If he can make a quick recovery, new manager Louis van Gaal is likely to give him another chance to prove himself in the starting XI.

A clearer outlook will be available after he undergoes further testing and evaluation.