Michael Owen Out For Three Weeks After Groin Strain

Owen Injury-blighted Manchester United striker Michael Owen left Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Wolfsburg after only 20 minutes due to a strained groin.

The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle star, who got the start over Dimitar Berbatov, is facing up to three weeks on the sidelines according to manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

“With a groin injury it is difficult to say (how long he will be out), maybe two or three weeks, but his fitness levels are good,” said Fergie.

The Bulgarian replaced Owen, who jogged off the pitch in evident discomfort.

United overturned Bosnian hitman Edin Dzeko’s 55th minute headed strike with goals from Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick. The Welshman scored his 150th goal for the Red Devils when his free kick took a fortuitous deflection off the German wall. Michael Carrick wrapped it up 19 minutes later with a fine strike, crowning a clever sequence of passes by Berbatov and Giggs.


~ by footballdirecta on October 1, 2009.

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