The curse of the international break has once again struck on Manchester United with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger suffering a partial tear of his medial ligament.
Schweinsteiger suffers same injury as he did in January
Schweinsteiger, who had just returned from two months out with a knee injury, was injured during training with the Germany national team on Tuesday. The problem is that it is the same knee that he was originally hurt in January against Sheffield United in the FA Cup.
The statement from the German FA following the injury read that Schweinsteiger had "suffered a partial ligament in his right knee" and that the incident happened at the "end of training on Tuesday afternoon" and then not long after United confirmed that Schweinsteiger was coming back for further assessment.
Schweinsteiger in a race against time to be fit for the Euros
It is such a bad time for Schweinsteiger to get such an injury that is likely to keep him out for the rest of the season with such a crucial part of the season to come after the international break. It is also being said that he is in a race against time to make the Euros with Germany in the summer which would be devastating for him.
United are in a real battle to finish the season in a top-four place and they needed the experience of Schweinsteiger in such a crucial period. The Germany captain had done so well to get himself fit and ready for the busy schedule but sometimes bad things happen.
United's injury list keeps growing
The injury to Schweinsteiger will give Louis van Gaal a further headache after the likes of Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Phil Jones are still out for a long period of time. It will now mean other players will have to step up and be counted so that the team achieves what goals that are remaining for the season.