Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Injury Scare and another goal

Manchester United and England fans are waiting to hear the extent of an ankle injury suffered by striker Wayne Rooney in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich.

He turned his right ankle in the build-up to Bayern's late winner in the Champions League, limping off the pitch and leaving the stadium on crutches.

Rooney, 24, is set for a scan and is a doubt for Saturday's crunch Premier League game with title rivals Chelsea.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson indicated the injury was "not terribly serious".

However, Rooney's situation will be a concern for Ferguson and England coach Fabio Capello, coming 10 weeks before the start of the World Cup finals in South Africa.

"He has obviously hurt his ankle," added Ferguson. "It is too early to say. I don't think it's terribly serious but we'll wait and see."

Rooney has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 34 goals in all competitions, and is regarded as being key to England's hopes of World Cup glory.

It was an eventful night for the striker, who opened the scoring for United with a close-range volley after only 66 seconds before deflecting in Franck Ribery's free-kick for Bayern's equaliser.

And in the dying moments of the game, Rooney then appeared to be in severe pain after landing awkwardly on his right ankle after trying to avoid having his left foot trodden on by Bayern's Mario Gomez.

He left the ground on crutches and with his foot in a protective cast.

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