Man Utd Winger Luis Valencia Out For The Season After ‘Horror Break’

Chris Wright

15th, September 2010


By Chris Wright

The curse continues. Manchester United winger Luis Antonio Valencia will almost undoubtedly miss the rest of the season after suffering a grotesque dislocation of his ankle during United’s Champions League tie with Rangers last night.

After falling under a fairly innocuous touchline challenge with Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot, Valencia’s ankle twisted awkwardly under his own weight leaving the 25-year-old’s foot pointing in what can only be described as ‘the wrong direction’.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said of the incident;

“It is a dislocation or a fracture and he gets operated on [Wednesday] morning. It was an innocuous challenge but when you saw the Rangers player waving, you knew it was a bad one.

It is a bad blow for the boy. It is similar to the injury Alan Smith [Smith splintered his leg after sitting down on his own foot during an FA Cup tie with Liverpool in 2006] got and you are talking about the rest of the season.”

Here’s a video of the incident, but consider this your warning – it’s grim.