BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Shay Given of Aston Villa looks on as Javier Hernandez of Manchester United receives treatment during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on December 3, 2011 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Javier Hernandez will be about for about a month after sustaining ankle ligament damage during Manchester United's 1-0 win against Aston Villa.
It's bad news indeed for Manchester United and Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. The Mexico international suffered what looked like a bad ankle injury within the first few minutes of his team's 1-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday, and while the club had initially described the problem - which required a long break and then a stretcher for Hernandez - as a 'twisted ankle' but apparently things are a little worse than that and Sir Alex Ferguson is now claiming that Chicharito will be out for a month:
Fortunately for United, if there's any place where they can absorb an injury, it's at striker. Beyond Chicharito, they have Danny Welbeck - who's been every bit as good as the baby-faced forward so far this season - as well as last year's leading scorer in Dimitar Berbatov. Losing Hernandez for a month is unfortunate, but it's probably not too big a deal.
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