United have suffered yet another round of first team injuries….
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was transferred to hospital with a possible fractured cheekbone after a blow to the head in a Manchester United reserve team match. The Norwegian striker lasted only seven minutes at Middlesbrough before he was accidentally caught by Boro defender Ugo Ehiogu. Solskjaer has been out for almost two years with a knee injury and this couldn’t have come at a worse time- just as he was regaining full fitness and fighting for a first team place, while negotiating a contract extension, as Man United Blog reported.
Midfielder Quinton Fortune also suffered a twisted knee in only the second match of his own return from knee problems. United staff said to ManUnited.com the extent of the fresh injury was not too serious, although it is likely to put the South African’s first-team return on hold.
In addition, Gerard Pique was forced off with a dead leg and Patrice Evra limped away from a heavy Ehiogu challenge late on, although the £5m Frenchman was at least able to complete the game.
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