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Jones injury blow for United

08 Sep 2012 13:39:00

Jones injury blow for United

Manchester United defender Phil Jones faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury. Jones suffered the injury in training earlier this week and was sent for a scan which has confirmed he requires an extensive period of rehabilitation. A statement issued by the club read: "Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training that will require six to eight weeks' rehabilitation." It is desperate news for the 20-year-old, who is yet to make an appearance this season. After an extensive break following Euro 2012, Jones suffered a back injury that prevented him playing any part in pre-season. He missed United's opening three Premier League games and the start of England's World Cup qualifying campaign, but Jones' return to training was supposed to be the prelude to his comeback.


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