Manchester United striker/midfielder Wayne Rooney injured his hamstring in training today, and is flying back from the Red Devils Asia Tour. According to reports, he’s a doubt for the first game of the Premier League season on August 17.
“Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation,” read a statement by the club.
Newspaper reports are saying that Rooney could be out of action for one month, but those reports appear to be premature.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Wayne Rooney faces race against time to be fit for new season — The Sun
- Southampton sign Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama — Sky Sports
- Wilfried Bony: I want to be the new Didier Drogba — This Is South Wales
- Man City land in S. Africa for summer tour as Pellegrini reveals he could have joined Liverpool — Mail
- Manchester City plan to expand capacity of Etihad Stadium to 60,000 — The Independent
- Gary Neville: clubs’ desire for instant success hindering English talent — The Guardian
- Southampton say goodbye to Vegard Forren after defender NEVER plays during six-month spell — Mail
- If the Sun really wants to help Paul Gascoigne, it should leave him alone — The Guardian
- Can the Premier League no longer compete with the European heavyweights? — Soccerlens
- Gary Lineker: Roy Hodgson won’t be pleased by TV games — BBC Sport
- Roma agree deal for Dinamo Zagreb starlet Tin Jedva — Sky Sports
- Belize players ID alleged match-fixer — FOX Soccer
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