Rio targets early return

25 August 2009 07:32
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Rio Ferdinand says his recovery from injury is ahead of schedule and he hopes to return against Tottenham on 12th September.[LNB] The Manchester United defender suffered a slight tear in his thigh during training ahead of the champions' Premier League clash against Birmingham.[LNB]While he will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Croatia on 9th September, he hopes to play against Spurs in the Premier League three days later.[LNB]ImprovingFerdinand said: "I'm improving - I'm a bit ahead of schedule.[LNB]"I've been training really hard the last few days.[LNB]"I'm not where I want to be obviously on the pitch, but in a couple of weeks I'll be back on the pitch playing again."[LNB]

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