Hargreaves Injury Update – Not Good News…

By on March 27, 2011

Owen Hargreaves Owen Hargreaves  of Manchester United heads for the bench prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on April 24, 2010 in Manchester, England.

I am still awaiting the day when an injury update on Owen Hargreaves can be classified as ‘good news’. As it is, the Canadian born midfielder is once again on the all to familiar treatment table at United. This time it is his shoulder. Apparently, he damaged his shoulder in training with United and will now be out for another month. He felt his shoulder pop out of its socket as he challenged for a header. The initial fears are that he has damaged ligaments and could be out for at least four weeks.

He has already missed the majority of the season with his persistent knee injuries and hamstring injury and received several operations to cure the continuous trouble but now more misery is heaped onto the poor guy. I suppose the good news from this is that it isn’t a recurrence of the knee injury or the hamstring injury he picked up earlier this season.

Hargreaves started against Wolves to the surprise of many back in November. It was all looking great until the sixth minute when he pulled up with a hamstring injury and was once again forced down the tunnel to receive treatment and the inevitable bad news.

At 30 years of age and with his contract expiring at the end of the season, it would be a leap of faith for Sir Alex to keep him at United for another year considering his injuries. He would certainly be worth the risk if he were to overcome his injuries, but much like Michael Owen, whose contract also expires come the end of the season, it would be a big risk.

Tell me what you think!

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7 Comments

  1. carlos

    March 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

    i think should be considered as pay as you play for at least one year.i have the faith in him, he cannot be replaced.

  2. John

    March 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I couldn’t believe that there’s a injury prone player worse than (michael) owen. No way should man utd keep 2 injury prone owens

  3. Ferguson

    March 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I think he should be offered a pay as u play contract. He’s world class when he’s fit… Better than carrick, fletcher n gibson

    • Tony

      March 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      We should keep him. All the effort he takes to return to fitness talks volumes about his hunger to play.

  4. Bacon Face

    March 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I think both ‘owens’ will be off at the end of the season.
    Theres no way Jose will want either of them on the books when he takes over the helm from Sir Alex (19 titles and retire) – Although i do agree with an earlier post – Hargreaves injured is a better player than Michael Carrick and we gave him a new contract! WHY?? peace

  5. remas

    March 28, 2011 at 6:04 am

    we should keep both
    despite the fact we have rooney , chicha and berba , which make up the top unstoppable strikers , we still need owen , he can make a change in little time just like man city famous match !
    and Hargreaves is amazing , his luck was bad but as earlier said , i have faith in him too , i think we will need him as giggs and scholes are about to retire , we’re losing the ‘basics’ of midfield
    anyway , its crucial time for manu now as they r in 3 competitions and having a deadly schedule , probably sir alex will drag in many players that did not play before , and who will shine in those matches will guarantee his place next season , i hope the two owens are among them ..

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