Evans happy with injections

25 February 2009 11:04
Young defender Jonny Evans is willing to be given pain-killing injections in order to play in the Carling Cup final.[LNB] The 21-year-old managed to get through Manchester United's Champions League clash with Inter Milan due to jabs to control the pain he still feels in his ankle.[LNB]The Northern Ireland international admits he cannot bear the thought of sitting out his first major final for Manchester United.[LNB]"It's not nice to even think about it," Evans said.[LNB]Gutted"The manager has tried to tell me if I miss it, it's no big thing, but I would be quite gutted. I suppose my chances are the same as last night.[LNB]"In a way, that game was more important because there weren't many other options.[LNB]"That won't be the case on Sunday. But hopefully the manager will allow me to have a few more injections."[LNB]Sir Alex Ferguson has been short of central defenders for most of the season, leading Evans to make 22 appearances in the Manchester United defence.[LNB]The youngster was not anticipating being promoted to a regular first team place so soon in his career at Old Trafford.[LNB]"I wasn't expecting to play anywhere near that number," he added.[LNB]Risk"I got a game or two early in the season but it was when Rio Ferdinand got injured during the Club World Cup in Japan that we really got stuck for defenders and I got the opportunity to play a bit."[LNB]Evans is aware of the risk he is taking by having the injections and recognises that he cannot put of treatment on the troublesome ankle for much longer.[LNB]He said: "It is more like a bone bruise on the inside of my ankle.[LNB]"Maybe I have done a bit of damage there because it keeps hurting and coming back.[LNB]"It is not nice to keep struggling on, so I am going to have to get it sorted at some point in the future.[LNB]"Hopefully I can get through to the summer and then maybe have a month off. For now it is a case of hoping I don't get a bang on it or mis-kick."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports