Rooney allays injury fears

01 March 2010 02:21
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is optimistic that he will be fit enough to play for England against Egypt on Wednesday. There had been fears that the 24-year-old would be forced to sit out the friendly international after picking up a knee injury during Sunday's Carling Cup Final success against Aston Villa. However, scans have revealed that he suffered no serious damage to his knee, with Rooney saying: "Yes it's OK. I went for a scan and it's just a bit of bruising. "So I'm having a bit of a rest day today. I should train on Tuesday and play on Wednesday." The 24-year-old added: "I always want to play for my country and I'll be involved. I'm fit to play." Rooney came off the substitute's bench to score his 28th goal of the season in United's 2-1 victory at Wembley before joining up with the rest of the England squad where he was assessed by the medical team.

Source: ESA