International coaches, Roy Hodgson and Joachim Löw, have released injury updates on their Manchester United players.
Roy Hodgson, the England manager, has two United players in his squad which are dealing with injuries. Michael Carrick joined up with the England team carrying a minor injury. He apparently trained with England but started to feel the effects of a groin problem that he’s been dealing with.
The England boss has disclosed details of Michael Carrick’s current injury status:
“Michael trained fully in quite an intense training session on Wednesday but he had a re-occurrence of a feeling that he sometimes gets in his groin, a slight tightening of the groin, and we didn’t want to take any chances in what was a fairly light session before the match,”
“So we decided to rest him for the session on the basis that it will help him be fit for tomorrow night.”
Germany manager Joachim Löw has revealed that Bastian Schweinstieger has sustained an injury. He picked it up in the warm-up to their match against Ireland, which they subsequently lost 1-0. Though the injury is minor, he may not be fit for Germany’s next game.
Löw had this to say about Schweinsteiger’s injury:
“For Schweinsteiger I will need to see.”
“The medical staff said two or three days’ rest.”
Back to the England camp, with Manchester United’s other injury concern. Wayne Rooney has been pulled out of the Estonia match tonight, but will be there to receive his Golden Boot trophy.
Rooney sustained an ankle injury in the Arsenal game but Hodgson says that it’s healing well. He also confirmed that the forward would not be risked in the England fixtures.
Roy Hodgson said:
“We have been waiting for his ankle injury to settle down.”
“It is settling down very well and we certainly don’t want to risk him because he has lots of important Manchester United games ahead.”
“I would be devastated if we pushed him out there and something happened to increase the problem he has with his ankle. So we decided it is better that he doesn’t play in this game.”
“During the time he was receiving treatment for the ankle injury he has been very keen to stay with us, and very keen to be part of our post-match meetings we had in regards to the Switzerland game.”
“I am sure he is looking forward to Sir Bobby presenting him with his golden boot.”
Hopefully they all recover in time for next weekend, when Manchester United travel to Everton.