• Premier League

Ferdinand faces two weeks out

ESPN staff
January 7, 2014
Rio Ferdinand was forced to come off injured against Swansea © Getty Images

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand could be out of action for two weeks after suffering a knee injury in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Swansea, Press Association Sport has reported.

Ferdinand, 35, had been making his first appearance since December when he was forced off after 76 minutes of the third-round contest at Old Trafford.

It had initially been feared that Ferdinand could face a longer lay-off, but it is understood that scans revealed heavy bruising rather than ligament damage.

If Ferdinand is ruled out for between 10 and 14 days, he would be a doubt for the Premier League trip to Chelsea on January 19 but would potentially return for the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Sunderland three days later.

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