Wayne Rooney Injury-
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could miss four weeks of football after suffering a deep cut to his right leg in the 3-2 win against Fulham on Saturday at Old Trafford.
With Fulham pressing for an equaliser in the game’s dying stages, Rooney bravely threw himself in the way of a Hugo Rodallega shot. The former Wigan forward’s boot came down on Rooney’s right thigh as he followed through, however, and inflicted a nasty wound.
Rooney initially jumped to his feet but was soon holding his leg at the knee and pointing to the cut. Referee Kevin Friend stopped the game immediately and, after lengthy treatment, Rooney left the pitch on a stretcher.
Doctors at the Manchester hospital where Rooney was rushed could not believe the size and depth of the wound, caused when the studs on the right boot of Fulham’s Hugo Rodallega ripped into the striker’s skin.
Rooney went under general anaesthetic and required one long weaving stitch inside his leg to tie the wound, in addition to a further 10 to pull the skin together.
Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Rooney was sent straight to hospital and fears the Reds could lose the striker for a month.
“It’s a very bad one,” he told MUTV. “He’s gone to hospital. Obviously it looks as he’ll be out for maybe four weeks.
“I don’t know what happened. I think the player must have followed through after he shot. He’s got a bad one.”
He will miss United’s trip to Southampton next Sunday, as well as England’s first two World Cup qualifiers, against Moldova on September 7 and Ukraine four days later.
The extent of the injury means he is also likely to miss United’s home game against Wigan on September 15 and the away game to Liverpool eight days later.
If the recovery time is correct and there are no setbacks or complications, he could make his return against Spurs at Old Trafford on September 29.
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