16 Sep 2010

United star has surgery for sickening ankle injury

5:49 am on 16 September 2010

The Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has undergone surgery for a horrific ankle injury that could end his Premier League football season.

The sickening angle his foot was in led broadcasters of Wednesday nil-all Champions League draw with Rangers to decide not to show replays.

The sight of him in agony with a broken and dislocated ankle silenced Old Trafford and distressed the other players.

The United manager Alex Ferguson says the Ecuadorian Valencia had undergone surgery and could miss the rest of the season.