Donnerstag, 16. September 2010

Valencia to miss most of the season

Manchester United have confirmed Antonio Valencia will be out for "a good portion" of the season.

Valencia has had an operation on the ankle he fractured so horrifically in Tuesday's Champions League encounter with Rangers at Old Trafford. Red Devils medical staff assessed the Ecuador wide-man on Thursday morning and confirmed Valencia has also suffered ligament damage.

"The operation went well, a plate has been inserted to stabilise the fracture but there is obviously significant ligament damage that follows a dislocation," read a statement from United. "He will be out for a good portion of the season."