Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that there is a possibility that Rio Ferdiand won’t play again for the remainder of the season after picking up a calf injury in a warm-up before Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at Wolves in early February.
Ferdinand first feared just two weeks on the sidelines but Ferguson has now admitted that Rio might not play again for the rest οf the season. Our defense injury list just keeps getting worse with John O’Shea, Rafael Da Silva, Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans all injured – it’s so bad we could make a decent starting eleven with the players that are out:
O’Shea Ferdinand Vidic Evans
Rafael Owen Park
Manchester United are currently looking to recover from a run of Premier League defeats and without players like Park and Vidic, playing our potential FA Cup final opponents (Bolton) won’t be as easy as we’d like it to be.
Ferguson said: Rio has been out for a few weeks now.
We are not looking at this as a short-term situation.
He has not started training yet. We will be lucky to get him back for some part of the season.
There’s also possibility that England coach, Fabio Capello, will be taking the captain arm band from Ferdinand to re-instate John Terry as England’s captain. If I was Rio, I’d shove that arm band where the sun doesn’t shine before handing it to that prick!!
Meanwhile, Sir Alex also revealed that John O’Shea could face five weeks on the sidelines and Rafael could face only two-three weeks. Both full-backs picked up hamstring injuries during the week when Manchester United knocked Marseille out of the Champions League, beating the French Champions 2-1 thanks to Javier Hernandez, who scored all two goals for Ferguson’s Red Army.