Manchester United fans know very well what name they should often expect to see in a match preview injury report- Phil Jones.
The central defender has had quite an injury plagued career, and it only got worse today.
United supporters, as well as those of all other teams, also know quite well just how frustrating, and let’s just say it, detestable, international breaks can be, due to the likelihood injuries will strike your favorite team. To make it even worse, those injuries occur in matches that have very little to no interest.
So Chris Smalling broke Phil Jones toe in training for England…couldn't write it could you…#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) March 21, 2017
Yes, one United defender collided with another while training with England on Tuesday, and one of those backs could miss the entire month of April. Chris Smalling collided with Phil Jones, and the end result could mean a broken toe for Jones, and thus, he might have to sit out all of April for United. That’s a slate of nine games!
Via the Daily Mirror, England Manager Gareth Southgate is quoted: “We don’t know the full extent of it. We have respectfully sent him back to his club and we will know more once he has had scans and an x-ray over the next 24-48 hours.”
“It was just an innocuous tackle. Phil caught the bottom of his foot in the challenge and we think he suffered an injury to his toe.”
“It is very unfortunate for him and a huge disappointment because he has been playing very well and he has had some injury difficulties in the past.”
Nine times out of ten, when news happens on international break, it’s not good.
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