Injury expert: This is when Rashford set for Man United comeback amid surgeon 'talks'
Man United will look to reintroduce Marcus Rashford after the international break.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Rashford has not played since the European Championship final in July after undergoing surgery on a lingering shoulder injury.
The 23-year-old attacker tweeted on 27 September to reveal that he is set for a consultation with the club doctor this Friday, 1 October.
Dinnery insists that Rashford could be available after the upcoming international break, but United will not want to act too hastily.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It was initially projected around three months for the return-to-play timeline.
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“We have seen Rashford pictured out on the pitch for a number of weeks now. He’s been working predominantly on an individual basis.
“He has been maintaining those baselines levels of fitness. Now it’s time to progress his rehabilitation to that next level.
“It will now be a gradual integration where he builds his way up to full-contact training.
“With those talks with the consultant, they’ll want to make sure he has as full a range of movement as possible.
“He needs to have good strength and mobility in and around that scapula. Once he has that green light, then he can go out on the training pitches.
“He might first play small-sided games with no contact and then they can gradually move up.
“They are looking to have Rashford back after the break, but maybe not immediately after. You don’t want to risk or rush anything.”