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Wayne Rooney Set To Return To Action Inside Two Weeks

Good news for all Manchester United fans as top striker Wayne Rooney could be back in action for the club inside two weeks.

Local newspapers have reported that Manchester United confirmed the ankle injury Rooney suffered in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final defeat by Bayern Munich is only minor ligament damage, and the club’s medical staff have been encouraged by the early stages of his recovery.

The England international striker was able to walk without a protective boot around his injured right ankle or the use of crutches as he continued to undergo intensive treatment at United’s Carrington training base.

While suggestions he could be back as early as Wednesday’s second leg against Bayern at Old Trafford would appear to be rather optimistic, his progress will come as a massive relief to manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Although Rooney will miss the Premier League games against Chelsea and Blackburn, it means he could play in the derby at Manchester City two weeks tomorrow, and the Champions League semifinal first leg four days later if United can beat Bayern without him.

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