Saturday 10 December 2016

Wayne Rooney - notable injuries

Published 17/02/2016 | 17:31

Wayne Rooney is out injured
Wayne Rooney is out injured

Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney has picked up a knee injury which could rule him out for up to two months, according to reports.

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It is the latest in a long line of problems to have hampered the 30-year-old during his career. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the most notable.

METATARSALS

Cracked fifth metatarsal in left foot during England's Euro 2004 quarter-final defeat to Portugal, prematurely ending an outstanding tournament. Broke a bone in his right foot just six weeks prior to the 2006 World Cup, sparking fears he might miss the event. He did feature, but under-performed. Suffered a third metatarsal break in three years in August 2007 - the left foot again - sidelining him for a month.

ANKLES

Has suffered numerous ankle injuries throughout his career. Missed a month in autumn 2007 after spraining in training. Sparked fears for 2010 World Cup when he limped out of a United defeat at Bayern Munich in March that year, but problem did not prove too serious. Missed three games in December of this season with an ankle injury described by manager Louis van Gaal as "nasty".

THIGH FLESH WOUND

Needed 11 stitches in a deep gash in his leg after a clash with Fulham's Hugo Rodallega in August 2012. Spent a month on the sidelines.

KNEE

Missed five United games after suffering a knee injury in training in December 2012.

GROIN

Out for three games with a groin strain in March-April 2013 and another five with a similar problem in January 2014.

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