Manchester United striker may need knee surgery
Manchester United and England could be without Wayne Rooney for the next few months should he need to have surgery on his knee.
The 30-year-old damaged ligaments in his knee last month during United‘s 2-1 loss to Sunderland in the Premier League, and the initial diagnosis was two months out of action, keeping him out until March time.
Due to the injury, Rooney has been wearing a protective boot, but should that not heal the injury properly, the striker may have to have an operation on his knee, which could end his season and end his chances of playing in the European Championships.
Speaking about the latest on the striker, Louis van Gaal said: “He has a brace now and he has to wear it for two and a half more weeks then we have to look again so I cannot say anything about that now. Now he is resting because of the brace.”
Van Gaal has ruled him out of the double-header friendlies coming up for England, claiming he needs to be ready for club duty before he’s ready for internationals.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt