Aleksandar Mitrovic set to miss Fulham vs Manchester United and is a doubt for Serbia’s World Cup opener vs Brazil


    Aleksandar Mitrovic missed Fulham's defeat to Manchester City last weekend
    Aleksandar Mitrovic missed Fulham’s defeat to Manchester City last weekend (Shutterstock)

    Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to miss Fulham’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday and is a doubt for Serbia’s World Cup opener against Brazil later this month.

    The 28-year-old has been in superb form for Fulham this season with nine goals in the Premier League so far.

    Mitrovic missed Fulham’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend with manager Marco Silva had played down the severity of the striker’s injury.

    However, Serbia’s Politika report that Mitrovic is already ruled out of Fulham’s final Premier League game before the World Cup begins and is a major doubt to be fit for the start of the tournament.

    The report claims that Mitrovic suffered the injury whilst on international duty with Serbia in September and medical tests have shown that the striker has two broken bones in his foot.

    Aleksandar Mitrovic is now in a race to be fit for Serbia's World Cup opener against Brazil
    Aleksandar Mitrovic is now in a race to be fit for Serbia’s World Cup opener against Brazil (AFP via Getty)

    Mitrovic is currently in Belgrade undergoing treatment and Serbia are hopeful that the Fulham forward will be ready for their second game in Group G.

    Serbia’s World Cup begins against Brazil on November 24 before they face Cameroon on November 28 and then Switzerland on December 2.

    Serbia are also facing the prospect of being without their other star striker, Dusan Vlahovic, for their game against Brazil as the Juventus forward is also injured.

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