Casemiro will miss Manchester United’s Premier League match against Sheffield United on Saturday after the club urged him to stay in Brazil to continue his ankle recovery.
The injury occurred during Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Venezuela on Friday, but he was declared fit to play 90 minutes against Uruguay on Tuesday.
Casemiro was supposed to return to Manchester United on Thursday, but the club has urged him to stay in Brazil to facilitate his rehabilitation, therefore he will miss the trip to Bramall Lane on Saturday.
He is expected to return to Carrington early next week, but he will also miss Tuesday’s Champions League match against FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford due to suspension for his red card in the 3-2 loss to Galatasaray.
United have defined the 31-year-old’s ailment as a “minor issue,” and there is hope that he will be available for the Manchester derby against Manchester City on Oct. 29 at Old Trafford.
Manager Erik ten Hag is hopeful of having left-back Sergio Reguilón available for the trip to Sheffield United after the Spaniard missed the last four games with a hamstring problem.
Reguilon, on loan from Tottenham, trained with the squad at Carrington on Thursday along with Sofyan Amrabat, who missed Morocco’s fixtures against Liberia and Ivory Coast during the international break.
Raphaël Varane remains a doubt after he missed United’s dramatic win over Brentford.
Long-term absentees Lisandro Martínez, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are still out while Jadon Sancho remains on an individual training programme and unavailable for selection.