Vidic blow for Manchester United

Sep 26, 2012, 10:37 IST | AFP

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic will miss the next eight weeks after undergoing surgery on a knee injury, the Premier League club announced yesterday ahead of their Carling Cup match against Newcastle at Old Trafford today

Vidic was rested for the 2-1 weekend win at Liverpool after complaining of tightness in his right knee but further tests revealed the true extent of the problem, and the Serb has since had a meniscus operation.

“Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks,” a club statement read. “Sir Alex (Ferguson), as a precautionary measure, rested Vidic at the weekend, after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.”

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