Wayne Rooney will have an injection in his left foot in order to play against Bayern Munich in the second leg of Manchester United’s Champions League semi final this evening, according to the Guardian.
Manager David Moyes said that there was no risk that the injury – a chipped bone – would be made worse and put the rest of Rooney’s season and World Cup hopes in jeopardy.
“We think it’s OK because we wouldn’t do anything wrong,” the manager said. “We take advice from our doctors. Everybody knows the character Wayne is and the kind of player he is. He is determined to play and if he is determined we would be mad not to [play him].”
Rooney picked up a metatarsal injury during Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich four years ago.
Although the forward recovered in time to play the second leg of that tie, he only managed three more appearances for United that season, and endured a disappointing World Cup in South Africa.
Rooney joined the squad for training on Tuesday morning for the first time since picking up the injury in the first leg.
“He is able to train and is massively keen to be involved,” Moyes added. “He’s not trained all week so we need to be wary of that. He is happy to take an injection, which shows you his feeling for the game and the club.”
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