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Ferdinand sidelined for two weeks

Published: Saturday 5 February 2011, 21.11CET
Rio Ferdinand is a doubt for the first leg of Manchester United FC's round of 16 tie against Olympique de Marseille after injuring a calf ahead of his side's Premier League loss on Saturday.
Ferdinand sidelined for two weeks
Rio Ferdinand was due to be in the starting lineup against Wolves ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Saturday 5 February 2011, 21.11CET

Ferdinand sidelined for two weeks

Rio Ferdinand is a doubt for the first leg of Manchester United FC's round of 16 tie against Olympique de Marseille after injuring a calf ahead of his side's Premier League loss on Saturday.

Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out for two weeks with a calf problem sustained in the warm-up before Manchester United FC's 2-1 defeat by Woverhampton Wanderers FC on Saturday.

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the extent of centre-back's injury after watching his team suffer their first defeat in 30 Premier League matches dating back to 3 April. "He's done his calf and that's him out for a couple of weeks I believe," said the United manager.

Should that be the case, the 32-year-old defender is unlikely to have had any match practice before United visit Olympique de Marseille in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie on 23 February.

Last updated: 06/02/11 21.41CET

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