Ferdinand could miss two weeks

  • Last Updated: January 7 2014, 17:16 GMT

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand could be out for up to two weeks, Press Association Sport understands.

Ferdinand: Injured in the FA Cup game with Swansea
Ferdinand: Injured in the FA Cup game with Swansea

The former England international suffered a knee injury in Sunday's 2-1 FA Cup third-round loss to Swansea.

Rio Ferdinand

5. Rio Ferdinand

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Appearances 7 (0)
Goals 0
Assists 0
Yellows 0
Reds 0
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Ferdinand, 35, had been making his first appearance since December 10 when he was forced off after 76 minutes of the third-round contest at Old Trafford.

There had been fears the former England international could face a longer lay-off but it is understood scans have revealed heavy bruising rather than any ligament damage.

It is thought Ferdinand is likely to be out for 10-14 days, meaning he would be doubtful for the January 19 Barclays Premier League trip to Chelsea.

A more likely comeback target could be the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Sunderland three days later.


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