Michael Owen is expected to be out for six weeks with the thigh injury sustained in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Otelul Galati, manutd.com
The striker suffered the injury in the build-up to Antonio Valencia’s goal in the Champions League and lasted only ten minutes before replacement. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had hoped that Owen’s injury was not too serious, but a club spokesman has revealed the extent of the problem and how long the former Liverpool frontman will be ruled out for. ‘Michael has a thigh muscle injury and will be out for six weeks or so’, the club spokesman said.
Owen is unlikely to feature for the Premier League champions until Boxing Day at the earliest, where United welcome Wigan Athletic to Old Trafford. The 31 year old was expected to be a starter in United’s Carling Cup quarter final against Crystal Palace on November 30th, but the injury has ruled Owen out of the competition where he most features.
The striker has scored three times in United’s two Carling Cup matches against Leeds and Aldershot this season.
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