Wayne Rooney suffered a hairline fracture of his left foot

England striker Wayne Rooney suffered a hairline fracture of his left foot in Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Reading on Sunday, the English Premier League champions announced.
Rooney, who also broke a bone in his right foot during Euro 2004 and another bone in the right foot just before the 2006 World Cup, had the latest injury confirmed by a hospital visit, the club said on their website.

It hurts: Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) reacts after a challenge by Reading’s Michael Duberry during their English Premier League match on Sunday. Rooney suffered a hairline fracture of his left foot following the challenge. – AP


“The England striker was substituted at half-time after being caught by Michael Duberry as the Royals defender tried to block a shot,” United said.

“Although Rooney did briefly play on after receiving treatment, Sir Alex Ferguson opted not to risk any further injury by fielding him in the second half, and a post-match hospital scan has validated that decision.

“The result of Rooney’s scan has worsened a frustrating opening day of the season, and as yet there is no timescale of his recovery.”

Rooney’s injury, which could rule him out for around three months, is a major blow to both club and country, who were already facing a real battle to qualify for Euro 2008.

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