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Nani injury fears grow

ESPN staff
January 26, 2012
Nani picked up his injury in a challenge with Laurent Koscielny © Getty Images

Fears have been raised that Manchester United star Nani could be sidelined for a number of weeks with a foot injury.

The Portuguese winger, one of United's most creative forces, limped out of the 2-1 win at Arsenal on Sunday after taking a blow to the foot and travelled home in a protective boot.

Swelling on his foot has resulted in a delay in having a scan, with it being feared he has suffered a metatarsal injury. There has been no word from United on the issue, but the Daily Mirror is claiming he could be sidelined for two months.

It seems certain that whatever the extent of the injury, Nani will miss Manchester United's FA Cup clash with Liverpool at the weekend.

Rio Ferdinand is also doubtful for the trip to Anfield with a back problem, but Phil Jones' ankle injury is not as bad as feared and he could figure.

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