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.
©UEFA.com 1998-2013. All rights reserved.