Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves on road to recovery

30 January 2009 01:37
Hargreaves has been forced to undergo two operations under the guidance of Colorado-based knee specialist Dr Richard Steadman, in a bid to cure a tendinitis problem that has plagued him since his arrival from Bayern Munich 18 months ago. [LNB]There have been suggestions if surgery does not prove successful for the Calgary-born midfielder he will be forced to retire from the game. [LNB]However, Ferguson reports the operations have gone well, allowing Hargreaves to begin a long recovery programme that should get him back on the pitch again by August. [LNB]"Owen had a second operation last week and it was completely successful," said the United manager. [LNB]"It was better than the last one, which was much more difficult. [LNB]"This one is completely clear and I am certain he will be ready for the start of next season." [LNB]Hargreaves has been restricted to just three appearances this season and has not been on first team duty since the draw at Chelsea in mid-September. [LNB][LNB]

Source: Telegraph