Man Utd striker Hernandez sidelined with ankle injury

Updated: 04 December 2011 14:56 IST

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez of Mexico will be sidelined for at least four weeks after tearing ankle ligaments during his side's 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

London:

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez of Mexico will be sidelined for at least four weeks after tearing ankle ligaments during his side's 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that his forward won't be available before the new year.

"It is a torn ligament in the ankle, he could be out for four weeks," said Ferguson. "We are having a bad time with injuries at the moment but it is just as well we have a strong squad."

Hernandez was stretchered off in the 12th minute after twisting awkwardly while running off the ball in the Premier League match.

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