Injury roundup inc Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur


Mesut Ozil will be rested for Germany against England however there are no injury fears over the midfielder who has fully recovered from ‘flu. Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey missed out on Wales’ draw with Finland after he withdrew from the side suffering the effects of ‘flu himself. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a setback in his recover from the knee injury he picked up against Aston Villa on the opening day and is now not expected to return to training until mid-December with his first team comeback likely to be delayed until the New Year.

Manchester United

Phil Jones picked up an undisclosed injury during England’s game against Chile on Friday and after a scan has returned to Manchester United for treatment. He will not take part in England’s game against Germany on Tuesday. A statement by the FA said

“Phil Jones has been ruled out of England’s final match of 2013 against Germany on Tuesday evening. “The Manchester United defender picked up his injury during England’s defeat to Chile on Friday evening, and following a scan today (Saturday) he has returned to his club.”

Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen is expected to be out for around four – six weeks after picking up an ankle injury while on international duty with Denmark. The Danish coach, Morten Olsen, told Danish radio

“I don’t know how serious it is. Our doctor Soren Kaalund has spoken to Tottenham’s doctor and he will examine Eriksen early next week. “I didn’t believe it was too serious [at the time]. “It’s sad that such an injury should occur, but let’s not be saddened in advance. Let’s see how serious it is.”

The Norwegian defender, Vegard Forren, whose tackle resulted in the injury, told the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet

“I never got to say sorry to Christian on the pitch. “He lay there and had treatment and was carried off shortly after. That’s what happened and I hope it’s not too serious.

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Lee Hurley

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