Argentina star Manuel Lanzini has been ruled out of the World Cup with a serious knee injury.
Lanzini was in line for a starting spot in Jorge Sampaolis team this summer but the 25-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Friday morning.
The attacking midfielder caught Sampaolis eye with five goals in 29 appearances for West Ham last season.
Manuel Lanzini suffered, in this morning training session, the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, Argentina confirmed in an official statement.
[PARTE MÉDICO] Manuel Lanzini sufrió, en el entrenamiento matutino de hoy, la rotura del ligamento cruzado anterior de su rodilla derecha. pic.twitter.com/lmYEVr5YaV
— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) June 8, 2018
Lanzini will be in recovery for several months and is a serious doubt for the start of West Hams 2018/19 campaign in the Premier League.
The midfielder has scored one goal in his four caps for Argentina and worked his way into Sampaolis starting XI in World Cup qualifying.