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Nemanja Vidic Moves Closer to Putting Knee Injuries Behind Him

February 27th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has had to suffer a few potentially serious injury setbacks due to a knee injury that he suffered in December of 2011. After missing the rest of the 2011-12 season and a large chunk of the current one, Vidic is finally approaching the light at the end of the tunnel.

 'Nemanja Vidic Serbia' photo (c) 2009, Yoca91 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Vidic initially had to have surgery after suffering his knee injury against Basel in the Champions League last season and then missed the remainder of United's season. He then made a comeback in time for United's pre-season and began the current campaign before his knee problems re-surfaced, which enforced the Serbian defender to again have more surgery. Vidic has only returned to full action shortly before the new year. 

Sir Alex Ferguson opted to rotate both Vidic and Rio Ferdinand in an effort to keep both of them fit. Vidic believes that this policy is allowing him to remain fresh and overcome his troubling knee problems in the correct and complete way. Vidic hopes that very soon he will be back to his normal best week in and week out.

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Vidic said, "With playing Wednesday and Saturday, some games I have to think if it's good for myself to play or not. After every game I feel better and better, which is a good sign. Sometimes I get reactions, sometimes not. When I have got through two or three months without injuries, I will be fine. It's not long-term. It's normal procedure after this kind of operation."

Vidic believes that his knee must continue to be managed much the way it has been for two or three more months, and then he is confident that his knee problems will be completely over. Knee injuries can be very dangerous for players who have seen their careers ended due to bad knee problems. There is no better team to manage injuries than United and they will hope that Vidic can get back to his very best in the near future.

Tags: Knee Injury, Manchester, Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic, Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson, Soccer

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