Ander Herrera has revealed he is suffering from viral conjunctivitis which has kept him out of action for much longer than expected, though he hopes he will return soon.
Former Manchester United fan favorite Herrera had been a key player for Paris Saint-Germain this season, playing 26 games in all competitions, but now has not made an appearance for nearly a month. He was last involved in a match on February 19 as an unused substitute in a shock defeat to Nantes.
PSG announced that an eye infection is what is keeping the midfielder out of action a week ago and now he has talked about the problem himself. Herrera revealed that his initial recovery time was supposed to only be a few days but he is now entering his third week of having the infection, with it now affecting his vision while trying to train on his own.
ALSO READ: Manchester United drop Diogo Dalot hint ahead of Tottenham and Atletico fixtures
“Hi everyone, I’d like to thank all of you who have gotten in touch these past couple of weeks whilst I’ve been dealing with an ocular infection,” the Spaniard wrote in a tweet. “I’m suffering from a viral conjunctivitis that Doctors thought would initially last 2-3 days and is now entering the 3rd week.
“I’ve been training on my own to keep in shape and today I tried to join up with the team but I’ve had serious problems with my vision and had to stop. I’m working with specialists and I hope to be back with the team soon. Thanks again for all your messages. “
Herrera left Old Trafford for Paris in 2019 and has made 93 appearances for the Ligue 1 club up to now.
Sign up to our United newsletter so you never miss an update from Old Trafford this season.
Catch up on all the latest Reds headlines in our Man United section