Hargreaves travels for treatment

06 December 2010 05:31
Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has travelled to Munich to have treatment on a hamstring injury.The 29-year-old tore his hamstring against Wolves last month, in his first start since 2008 after two operations to cure chronic knee problems. [LNB]United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says the club hope to get Hargreaves back to a level where he can still play football. [LNB]Ferguson also played down fears the player's career may be over, saying the England international must "fight it". [LNB]Hargreaves lasted only six minutes of his return game against Wolves at Old Trafford on 6 November, before limping off clutching his hamstring.[LNB] The fact is he HAS made progress because the major knee problem isn't an issue DeadRevel United initially suggested he could miss five weeks, with Ferguson saying the injury could be partly down to anxiety over his return as well as a lack of match practice. [LNB]The Canadian-born midfielder, who has made only 39 appearances since joining the Red Devils from Bayern Munich in 2007, had played 45 minutes with the reserves and less than 60 seconds of first-team football prior to the game against Wolves. [LNB]His previous game of any significance was at Chelsea in September two years ago. [LNB]England's best player at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany has been plagued by knee injuries for two years, undergoing surgery on the problem - performed by famed surgeon Dr Richard Steadman - and seeing numerous attempts at a return hampered by pain and tendonitis. [LNB]Hargreaves is in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.

Source: BBC_Sport