By Chris Wright
Careful with that knee Eugene!
The man charged with remoulding Owen Hargreaves’ blutack knee ligaments, Dr Richard Steadman, has tipped the Manchester United midfielder to make a long-overdue return to the first team for this weekend’s Premier League game with West Brom – after spending the best part of the last two calendar years on the sidelines.
Steadman told BBC Sport;
“Owen should play some part on Saturday. Our physical therapist, Luke O’Brien, has been working very closely with United’s coaches on his rehab.
It’s been a long road back and there have been some setbacks along the way, but I’ve got a lot of admiration for the way Owen has responded – he’s worked very hard and has never given up. Things are looking good for him now.”
So, after 18,000+ straight hours of unremitting misery, it looks like United are finally getting their second best central midfielder back – but, realistically, for how long?