Fergie Updates Ferdinand, Vidic & Rafael Injury News

By on August 15, 2011

Injury troubles are exactly what Manchester United do not need after their opening game of the season, but it’s what they’ve got, as three of the back line have been ruled out for a number of weeks with their respective injuries.

21 year-old Rafael, one half of the Brazilian twin pairing at United, dislocated his shoulder in a training session prior to Manchester United’s Premier League opener against West Brom. A club statement confirmed that the young right back will be out for “around ten weeks.”

Chris Smalling and Rafael’s twin, Fabio played in the right and left-back positions against Albion, in which United won by two goals to one, but the centre back pairing of Rio Ferdinand and Vidic both sustained injuries which will see them miss some games.

Ferdinand pulled up in the second half with a hamstring injury, and the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed after the game that the English defender will miss six weeks of action while Serbian defender Vidic could be out for a couple of weeks with calf problems. Ferguson said:

“We’ve had a rough time with injuries. Young Rafa has done his shoulder in training in Friday and will be out for 10 weeks, he’s probably going to have an operation.”

“Rio will be out for six weeks. Vida will have checks tomorrow (Monday), we don’t know if it’s just a nerve or something, but he could be out for a couple of weeks.”

Submitted by DBSFootball