Manchester United’s injury headache continues after it was announced that defended Phil Jones will be out for up to eight weeks after having surgery on a knee injury. Phil Jones has added to Manchester United’s injury woes (Picture: Daily Mail) The 20-year-old has not yet played this season after sustaining a back injury in pre-season and, as he headed towards a return, hurt his knee in training this week. United are currently without Jones, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Chris Smalling and Darren Fletcher. ‘Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training that will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation,’ read a statement on the club website. Rooney and Young could return before the end of the month, but the other injuries are longer term. Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand have recently returned from injury lay-offs. United have a busy spell after the international lay-off, as they face Wigan at home on September 15 before greeting Galatasaray to Old Trafford on September 19, then travelling to Liverpool on September 23.

A news article on 2012-09-08 15:04:00 from: The Metro

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