Sunday 24 September 2017

Wristy business – Operation to sideline Marouane Fellaini until February

Marouane Fellaini is set to be out for six weeks
Marouane Fellaini is set to be out for six weeks

Marouane Fellaini is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the Manchester United midfielder had surgery to cure a troublesome wrist injury.

The £27.5m summer signing will be out for at least six weeks after undergoing the operation, thoughwas already sidelined by a back problem that had prevented him from playing for United since the 1-0 defeat to Everton at Old Trafford on 4 December.

United boss David Moyes said on Friday the operation was a possibility due to Fellaini's separate back complaint.

The Belgian went under the knife at the weekend and is expected to be sidelined until early February with Moyes hopeful that Fellaini will be available for selection for the Champions League last-16 tie against Olympiakos, the first leg of which is in mid-February.

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