Man Utd's Brown out for six weeks

09 March 2010 02:20
Manchester United and England defender Wes Brown faces a lay-off of four to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot suffered at Wolves on Saturday.The 30-year-old was hurt after a challenge with Matt Jarvis and left Molineux with his foot in a protective boot before having a scan on Sunday. [LNB]"It's just unfortunate," United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said. "He has had a career blighted by injury." [LNB]There had been fears the injury would rule him out of the summer's World Cup. [LNB]But the news will be concerning for England boss Fabio Capello as Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson is only just making his way back from a knee ligament problem which has kept him out since the end of December. [LNB]England's campaign in South Africa kicks off on 12 June against the United States. [LNB]Brown will miss Wednesday's Champions League last-16 return leg against AC Milan and a majority of United's end-of-season fixture programme.[LNB] He faces being out for 4-6 weeks. What are your thoughts? matthew However, with nine games remaining in the Premier League, as well as the ongoing Champions League campaign, Ferguson added: "We hope to get him back for some of the season." [LNB]It is another bad injury for the right-back, who has also slotted in at centre-back, and comes just over a year after breaking a metatarsal. [LNB]Brown won his 23rd cap for England against Egypt last Wednesday and is expected to be in Capello's squad for the World Cup. [LNB]United head to Old Trafford on the back of an impressive 3-2 win in Italy but with a growing injury list which already includes Anderson (knee), Ryan Giggs (arm) and John O'Shea (leg). [LNB]However, striker Wayne Rooney has overcome a knee problem.

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