Wayne Rooney adds to Manchester United injury list
Wayne Rooney is the latest Manchester United player to be taken injured; it looks likely that the striker will be out of action for longer than a week...
Manchester United manage Sir Alex Ferguson has informed the press that he expects Rooney to be absent for at least two matches. The England striker picked up a hamstring injury while training last week; the injury led to Rooney missing the Red Devil's latest match against Stoke City at the weekend.
"It's not a serious injury but I don't think he'll be available for next week," said Ferguson, when questioned about Rooney's injury.
"I think he'll be out for more than a week." he added.
United could only manage a draw with the Potters in Rooney's absence. The result ends their winning run in the Premier League. The match finished 1-1, with new signing Peter Crouch picking up his first goal for Stoke. The draw impressed Ferguson, who conceded that Stoke deserved to pick up a point from the game after coming back from an early goal from United.
Javier Hernandez and Jonny Evan also picked up injuries over the weekend, which could mean some testing times for the Premier League champions in the upcoming weeks.
"Jonny Evans got an ankle injury in training yesterday," said Ferguson.
"We had a nightmare of a training session - Evans, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney all got injured. Jonny thought he'd be OK but in the warm-up it was no use." he added.
Meanwhile, Rooney's latest injury could potentially be bad news for England; the striker looks doubtful to feature against Montenegro on October 7th in their Euro 2012 qualifying match.
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