Man Utd Boost As Star Man Offers Positive Injury Update
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has offered an injury update and say’s he should be back shortly after the upcoming international break.
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has offered an injury update and say’s he should be back shortly after the upcoming international break, according to the Express.
Rooney has been out of action since suffering knee ligament damage during United’s 2-1 defeat against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last month and has subsequently missed the last eight games in all competitions.
Reports in the newspapers over the weekend claimed that the 30-year-old had suffered a setback with Rooney’s latest scan results supposedly showing the injury wasn’t healing as quickly as hoped and a proposed comeback against Everton on April 3rd had been postponed.
The Mirror reported on Saturday that the striker may not return until late April, however, it seems those reports are a little premature as Rooney has now confirmed that although the club are being cautious over rushing him back too soon, he’s on course to making his comeback shortly after the international break.
The former Everton hitman has also admitted it’s been a frustrating time on the sidelines but he’s been trying to help his team mates off the pitch as much as possible.
When asked for an update on his injury, Rooney is quoted by the Express as saying:
“It is not too bad. We are being a bit cautious. It is a difficult one to try and push back. If I try and push and be involved now it could cause more damage. So we are being cautious. After the international break is a more realistic target.
“I am hoping if I am back when I am expected to be back, depending on the two cups we are still in, then there could be 10 games left for United plus the England [warm-up] games so I don’t think that [fitness for Euro 2016] would be a worry.”
“It has been eight games I have missed and I didn’t realise it was that many. It’s been frustrating.
“There was a time when I couldn’t do anything. The manager, myself and the doctor thought it was better that I went away because that could only do me good in the up and coming weeks.
“But I have tried to be involved and I have spoke to the players a lot.
“I know it’s not the same as being out there on the pitch and being involved on match day and having an influence, but I have tried to help out.”
Rooney will miss the upcoming Europa League last-16 second leg tie against Liverpool as well as Sunday’s huge derby against Manchester City at the Etihad before sitting out of England’s friendlies against Germany and Holland.
It remains unlikely that the striker will be available when Everton come to Old Trafford at the start of April but we’ll have to wait and see whether he’ll be in contention when United travel to White Hart Lane to take on Spurs on April 10th.
Either way, Rooney seems confident he’ll still be able to play a major part in United’s run-in and be fit for this summers European Championships in France, which will be a huge boost to both club and country.
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