Belgium Red Devils have confirmed that Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will not travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina with the rest of the squad.
The 24-year-old will instead undergo a personal training programme in preparation for Tuesday’s game versus Cyprus.
Luaku has been struggling with an ankle injury since last Friday.
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) October 5, 2017
The issue seems to have been ongoing since the Friday prior to United’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on the weekend.
Just 24 hours before the match, it was identified that the Belgian was struggling with an ankle injury.
The forward is believed to have sustained the injury at United’s Carrington training base.
ESPN FC report that Lukaku was given pain-killing injections ahead of the game.
This now becomes a concern for the Red Devils’ fans, as the club begin to worry about his fitness ahead of Liverpool.
The positive news, however, is that the forward has undergone scans which show no significant damage in his knee.
“Not pushing him too far”
On Wednesday, Belgian national team manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that Lukaku is carrying an injury.
He also confirmed that he is training separately from the squad, working on his own personal programme.
“Romelu has worked separately.
We will make a decision about him on Friday, but I think it will be difficult, even though we continue to hope.
We will wait for as long as possible to make a decision, and we also keep in touch with Manchester United. They can be sure we will not push him too far.”
Belgium have already qualified for the World Cup, so given this fact, along with these comments, it is unlikely that we will see Luakku risked in either game.