A country held its breath last night as Wayne Rooney went down with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury in the closing seconds of Manchester United’s Champions League match with Bayern Munich. I mean by the looks of the picture, the crutches and surgical boot didn’t seem to give any confidence to English soccer fans hoping for a World Cup victory.
But they can all rejoice now as Sky Sports reports that the United striker will only be out 2-4 weeks. Which is good news for one country hoping 2010 will be the year they return to the top of the soccer world. (Some sportsbooks have moved the odds of England winning the World Cup from 5/1 to 6/1)
But if you are a fan of Rooney’s club team, there is more reason for concern. Their best player will miss the showdown against Chelsea this weekend as well as the return leg with Bayern Munich next week. Manchester United’s chances at a double has considerably decreased. Then again it could have been much worse.