Wayne Rooney of Manchester United is expected to miss at least a month due to a hamstring injury he suffered while training in Thailand. The team posted this statement on their website, www.manutd.com,
Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation.
In an article on Sports Illustrated, it was said that Wayne Rooney will be doubtful for an event on August 11. So it may be possible that this injury might last longer than a month. Rooney is an essential player for Manchester United, and to not have him for an extended period of time could be detrimental to the team. Man U starts Barclay Premier League games on August 17, so the sooner Rooney could come back, the better.
The injury is ironic because new team manager, David Moyes, said just last week that Rooney was in great shape physically.
They’re telling me [at the club] they think it’s the best shape they’ve seen him in for a long time.
Now Moyes is going to have to work with his new team as they move on without their premier striker for at least a month.