Nemanja Vidic Injured: Captain out for several months

Vidic injured against FC Basel

It is being reported that Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament, which will rule him out for the remainder of the 2011/12 season. The news will come as a massive blow to Sir Alex Ferguson who saw his Manchester United side dumped of the Champions League by Swiss side FC Basel. United have suffered a number of injuries to defenders this season, with Vidic and Ferdinand picking up injuries on the opening day of the season against WBA.


The comments about Vidic’s injury were released by his agent Silvano Martina, however Manchester United are yet to comment on these reports. Martina was speaking to an Italian football website (calciomercato.com) about a possible move to Juventus for the Serbian defender, however he quickly moved to defuse any discussion of a move – citing Vidic’s injury as the main reason:

“It seems inappropriate to talk about that because unfortunately he has suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament,”

He was then asked whether or not the injury would rule his client out for a long period, and replied:

“Unfortunately so, yes. So even if it was true [about Juventus], right now there would be no sense in talking about it.”

Nemanja Vidic fouled Marco Streller just on the stroke of half time, but fell awkwardly and his right leg got caught underneath the Basel frontman’s body. He was immediately stretchered off and replaced by Johny Evans. Sir Alex Ferguson had hoped that his skipper would be out potentially for only four months, however recovery time from a cruciate ligament injury is around nine months – meaning he will miss the rest of the season.

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3 Responses to “Nemanja Vidic Injured: Captain out for several months”

  1. Ian H says:

    Let’s bite the bullet and make our first choice defence Smalling, Jones and the Twins.

    It’d be fragile but exciting when it worked.

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  2. mwehaki cap says:

    As if we do not have enough in our basket of bad luck! Injury to Vidic, at this time is such a devastating blow, its hard to imagine how the team will cope. There has been a lot of criticism directed at Johnny Evans, especially after he got sent off against Man City. We can only hope that the senior players who are fit, Rio & Evra, will up their game and guide the younger defenders. Phil Jones is phenomenal but we cannot over~rely on the youngster .Now, more than ever, Rio and Evra need to show leadership and calmness in each and every game. It would mean a lot if they manage to a clean sheet on Saturday against Wolves.
    SAF should also think of involving Zeki Fryers in more 1st team action, maybe on Saturday , he could be a sub, that would be lovely.
    We are going to miss our captain Vidic sorely and we wish him a speedy recovery.

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  3. minimal says:

    now we will be terrified again by “football genius” evans pathetic defending, fucking mess, fergie need to buy and to buy big. but i see were is no fire in his eyes anymore so probably he won’t buy. he don’t care anymore time to retire fergie and bring in mourinho. if he cared he wouldn’t be so neglected our team – look at it now and compare with past teams – its not even funny:)

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