Man United captain Vidic out for up to 5 weeks

Updated: 19 August 2011 16:16 IST

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says captain Nemanja Vidic's calf injury is worse than first thought with the defender now facing up to five weeks on the sidelines.

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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says captain Nemanja Vidic's calf injury is worse than first thought with the defender now facing up to five weeks on the sidelines.

Vidic was hurt in Sunday's 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion, but Ferguson initially expected him to be out for just two weeks.

But Ferguson said Friday that "the situation has reversed and Vidic has a calf muscle injury, which means he'll maybe be four to five weeks."

Vidic will miss Serbia's European Championship qualifiers at Northern Ireland on Sept. 2 and against the Faeroe Islands four days later.

There was better injury news for United, with Rio Ferdinand now potentially returning from a hamstring injury for the Aug. 28 match against Arsenal.

Topics : Football Everton Birmingham City Manchester City Chelsea Liverpool Arsenal Barcelona Ajax Manchester United Alex Ferguson Steven Gerrard Mark Hughes Wayne Rooney English Premier League
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