Manchester United's 3-2 win over Fulham on Saturday came with a huge price as its striker Wayne Rooney got injured in the second half of the match, and he is likely to be out of action for at least four weeks.
Wayne Rooney will miss English Premier League matches and is very unlikely to recover for the UEFA Champions League group game, which is scheduled to begin on Sept 18.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that the striker might not be fit to play for four weeks due to the leg injury.
"It was a very bad one," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "He has gone to hospital. It looks like he will be out for four weeks. Obviously you have to take care of these things in terms of infection and he's gone to the best place, so hopefully he'll be okay. He followed through Rodallega after the shot and caught him, but it was an accident, of course."
However, The Telegraph reported "Wayne Rooney is facing up to two months on the sidelines at Manchester United after undergoing surgery to repair a six-inch wound which cut as deep as his thigh bone."
Rooney substituted Shinji Kagawa in Saturday's match against Fulham at Old Trafford but was carried off the ground on a stretcher towards the end of the game. His received a huge cut in his right thigh from Hugo Rodallega's studs when he tried to charge down the latter's shot.
The England striker was hospitalized on Saturday and the wound was stitched. He spent a night in the hospital and got discharged the next day.