Manchester United Confirm Wayne Rooney Has Damaged Ankle Ligaments
No fracture and only minor damage it seems...
Manchester United have confirmed that striker Wayne Rooney has not broken his ankle and instead has sustained ligament damage, after he was forced to limp out of the dying moments of the Champions League tie with Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening.
There is as yet no indication of how long he is likely to be out for though.
"We’re pleased to report that Wayne has not suffered a fracture," a United spokesman confirmed.
"The scan revealed only minor ligament damage."
United have given no indication as to how long that they expect the star to be sidelined at this stage.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to give further details when he speaks to reporters at his Friday press conference.
So not concluded yet how long Rooney would be sidelined. As match against Chelski is looming and Rooney fitness would be crucial. Though United had show that without Rooney they managed to beat Bolton 4-0, match against Chelski would prove different. This match could be the title decider. United need its best team to face Chelski that already score 12 goals in two league matches. Drogba might be at the bench but Chelski marauding forwards need to be balanced up with fiercesome attacking power of United.
Another report said that Rooney would be out of football for four to six weeks and is likely to mean he will play only two more league games for Manchester United this season. Although he will be ready for the World Cup, this is not good news to United. Along this season United had depends so heavily in this stocky 24 years old striker. The timing of his injury also is not kind to United as they are preparing for the match of the season against Chelski. Then Ferguson must also had to think about the must win game against Bayern Munchen. So draw should be enough for the devils.