Man United fear another defensive crock as Evans pulls out from Northern Ireland

02 March 2010 02:21
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has pulled out of Northern Ireland's friendly against Albania tomorrow.  

Evans was returning home today after taking a knock on his knee during the Carling Cup victory over Aston Villa on Sunday at Wembley. 

The decision was taken when he was re-assessed this morning by the Northern Ireland medical staff after missing  training last night.  

Knock: Jonny Evans (right) suffered a knee injury in the Carling Cup final

However, there was no improvement overnight and Evans will continue treatment at his club.  

Manager Nigel Worthington has called up Evans' brother Corry, who is also a Manchester United player.  

The 19-year-old is currently in San Marino with the Under 21 squad for a UEFA championship qualifier tonight and will join up with the senior squad on Wednesday.

Worthington is short of defenders as Aaron Hughes and Chris Baird have been rested, Gareth McAuley is injured and Shane Duffy has opted to play for the Republic of Ireland. 

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Source: Daily_Mail

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