BREAKING NEWS – 11am
Manchester United and England have been dealt the worst possible blow after news leaked from Bridgewater Hospital this morning that Wayne Rooney has suffered a break to his ankle which will sideline the striker for at least three months.
After an initial scan scouring for ligament damage proved inconclusive, Rooney’s right foot was then x-rayed which revealed a hairline fracture to the talus bone at the top of the ankle.
An unnamed source at Bridgewater Hospital confirmed the news, just hours after Rooney had left the facility.
Sir Alex Ferguson is set to announce the grim news at his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, and it’s believed that England head coach Fabio Capello has already been informed that his talisman will not be spearheading the Three Lions’ attack at the 2010 World Cup which begins in June.
Rooney suffered the injury in the dying stages of Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening, leaving Britain with baited breath as unconfirmed reports gathered pace. However, initial rumours of a two to four week injury have been made to look hugely overconfident and it now looks as though Rooney will not be seen in a red or white shirt until next season.
If you prefer the truth to April fools, head to ManUtd.com where official news can be found on Wayne Rooney’s injury.