Manchester United defender Phil Jones suffered an injury to his knee ligament a fortnight ago. It was expected that the player would be out for around three weeks. However, it is now estimated that the 24-year-old will be sidelined for a longer period.
Jones will have to wear a brace on his knee and will need to go through a rehabilitation procedure. This will help the player stabilize the joint, according to The Sun.
The former Blackburn Rovers defender has been on the receiving end of constant injuries which has halted his development as a player. He injured his ankle back in January, this year and is yet to feature in a competitive game since then.
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Jones, who has been capped 20 times for the England national team joined Manchester United from Blackburn Rovers for $21.45 million, five years ago. His career has been dogged with injuries ever since he was brought to Old Trafford by United’s former manager and legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
The player featured for the Red Devils this year in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial match against Everton. It was predicted that the man from Preston, United Kingdom might have surpassed his injury woes. But, it was not to be as he was injured again to find himself in the present fitness battle.
United’s new manager Mourinho has preferred to start with new signing Eric Bailly and Daley Blind during the opening weeks of the campaign when the player was available for selection. It’s still not clear what future the center-back has at the club, according to Daily Mail.
Stoke City was interested in signing Jones during the summer transfer window including a number of other clubs. However, a move failed to materialize resulting in the player staying at Old Trafford until January, next year.
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