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Wayne Rooney Facing an Additional Two Weeks Out with Injury

January 4th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Wayne Rooney will remain sidelined with a knee injury for a further two weeks. The striker picked up a slight knee complaint in training over the Christmas holiday.

'Wayne Rooney' photo (c) 2011, Ian C - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

It was widely assumed that Rooney would be back for this Saturday's FA Cup match against West Ham as it was believed that the injury was a very minor one. Ferguson has confirmed that the injury is indeed a minor one but would rather use caution when it comes to knee injuries to ensure that Rooney makes a full recovery.

"It's not serious but it's going to take longer than we thought", Ferguson said. "It's probably going to be another two weeks. He won't be fit for Liverpool. It's a surprise as he was meant to be back training now. So he'll be out longer than we thought."

Rooney did have scans done on his knee but nothing was discovered and his absence will be purely a cautionary one as the striker is still experiencing discomfort. The good news for United is that there is plenty of cover the absent Rooney. Chicharito, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa are all fit and could play in Rooney's position.

Tags: Manchester, Manchester United, Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson, Soccer, Wayne Rooney

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