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Belgium want to supervise Michy Batshuayi’s injury treatment — report

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Michy Batshuayi's ankle injury is “just” ligament damage, luckily, meaning that he will not be out for as long as if it had been a broken bone. There are thus still hopes Michy can make it to the World Cup, as a backup striker to Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku in the Belgium national team squad.

In fact, the Red Devils want to assess these chances first hand. As per a report from Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (via Inside Futbol), the country’s football association will seek permission from Chelsea to have Michy treating his injury with their staff instead of following the usual path and doing his recovery at the club.

All this comes from manager Roberto Martínez’s desire to have Michy ready for the World Cup. As long as they do not rush his return to the field and risk further damage, it should all be good to go.