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Rooney suffers minor ligament damage

April 01, 2010 17:49 IST

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney suffered "minor ligament damage" to his ankle during Tuesday's Champions League match against Bayern Munich, the Premier League club said on their website on Thursday.

"We're pleased to report that Wayne has not suffered a fracture. The scan revealed only minor ligament damage," a United spokesman said.

Rooney, who has scored 34 goals this season, sparked fears that he would miss England's World Cup campaign in South Africa when he limped out of United's 2-1 quarter-final first-leg defeat at Bayern.

The 24-year-old turned his right ankle in the final moments of the match and left the Allianz Arena on crutches.

United manager Alex Ferguson will say how many games Rooney is likely to miss at his news conference on Friday before the top-of-the-table Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday.

Rooney looks certain to miss that match and probably the second leg against Bayern on Wednesday.

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