Injury updates Aston Villa, Manchester United, Sunderland, Swansea

Aston Villa/Belgium

Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke will not take part in Belgium’s first World Cup qualifying game on Friday but could be in contention for selection for their game against Wales on Tuesday.

Manchester United/Belgium

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini could delay having surgery on his wrist until December. The midfielder will play for Belgium in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers wearing wrist protection.

Manchester United/Netherlands

It has been confirmed that the reason Robin van Persie missed training for the Dutch side was due to the toe injury which almost ruled him out of Manchester United’s game against Sunderland at the weekend.

Manchester United

Federico Macheda has returned to club after a brief loan spell after the forward suffered a hamstring injury.

Sunderland

Andrea Dossena continued his return from injury by completing 90 minutes for the Sunderland under-21 side last night.

Swansea/Wales

Swansea’s captain Ashley Williams have withdrawn from the Wales side with an ankle injury. Williams had been quoted earlier as saying that if there was a chance he could play, he would. He has now definitely been ruled out of Wales’ upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

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Lee Hurley

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