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Knee injury rules Vidić out for two months

Published: Tuesday 25 September 2012, 16.35CET
Manchester United FC defender Nemanja Vidić has suffered another injury setback and will be sidelined for around two months following an operation on his right knee.
Knee injury rules Vidić out for two months
Nemanja Vidić has been ruled out for two months with a knee injury ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 25 September 2012, 16.35CET

Knee injury rules Vidić out for two months

Manchester United FC defender Nemanja Vidić has suffered another injury setback and will be sidelined for around two months following an operation on his right knee.

Manchester United FC defender Nemanja Vidić faces another spell on the sidelines after being ruled out for two months following a meniscus operation on his right knee.

The 30-year-old centre-back, who picked up a calf injury in August, now looks likely to be unavailable for most of United's Group H campaign, which concludes at home to CFR 1907 Cluj on 5 December. "Sir Alex [Ferguson], as a precautionary measure, rested Vidić at the weekend after he complained of tightness in his knee. However, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem," read a statement on the club's website. "The central defender was operated on this week and will be sidelined for about eight weeks."

Vidić played 90 minutes of United's opening day victory against Galatasaray AŞ but will have to watch from the sidelines when his team-mates take on CFR in Romania on 2 October.

Last updated: 25/09/12 17.05CET

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