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2022 World Cup: Latest update on Varane after his injury vs Chelsea

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Didier Deschamps has been dealt an injury boost ahead of the World Cup after it has been revealed that Raphael Varane will ‘not’ be ruled out of the World Cup after he suffered a thigh injury during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw to Chelsea..




It looked to be heartbreak for the 29-year-old, after he seemed to overstretch for a challenge and left the field in tears during the second half of Saturday’s game, spelling concerns over his fitness for the Qatar Showpiece.

But the injury appears to be much less serious than first thought as, according to journalist Julien Lorens, an MRI scan has revealed that Varane has sustained a lesion to his femoral bicep, that will sideline him for three to four weeks.


Laurens wrote on Twitter: ‘I’m told Raphaël Varane suffered a lesion on his femoral biceps which is less serious than thought originally.

‘He should be out between 3 to 4 weeks & sees the MRI results as positive. He won’t play for United before the WC & then Deschamps will have to make a call on him.’

The centre-back is expected to not play again for United before the World Cup, but it is promising news for the France boss

Deschamps has already been hampered with injuries ahead of the tournament, with star midfielder N’Golo Kante perhaps being the biggest omission, having undergone surgery on his hamstring last week.



Several other players are also doubts for Les Blues, including Boubacar Kamara, Paul Pogba, Lucas Digne and Lucas Hernandez.

The omission of Varane would have been a huge blow for Deschamps, who would have had to look to William Saliba, Jules Kounde and Benjamin Upamecano in Varane’s absence.

But it is a promising update for Varane, who looked to be distraught as he left the field on Saturday.

Varane has been an important cog in Erik ten Hag’s backline this season, appearing in all but two of United’s Premier League fixtures this season, shoring things up at the back for his side helping them amass four clean sheets this year.

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