Manchester United striker Will Keane has received no assurances he will play again this season, following his groin surgery in America.
The unlucky 23-year-old will remain in Philadelphia for the next couple of weeks before the Red Devils get a further update on his progress.
Keane suffered the injury during last month’s FA Cup victory at Shrewsbury Town, having earlier made his first senior United appearance in over four years in the Premier League reverse to Sunderland.
United are already limited in their forward options, with Wayne Rooney still recuperating from a knee ligament problem.
Keane’s injury failed to settle down and further tests by United showed they could not avoid an operation, which is expected to keep him out for around two months.
The player was recalled from a loan spell at Preston over Christmas and was hoping to use the small window of opportunity to prove he could still make the grade at Old Trafford.