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Manchester United FC injury report: West Ham United edition

Nemanja Vidic is back!  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Nemanja Vidic is back! (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Another Manchester United FC injury report! My favorite regular write-up of the past few months! Without further ado, here's a current summary of the status of United's injured players on the eve of the West Ham United match at Upton Park:

* Nemanja Vidic: The United captain is set to return to action for his club after going a full 90 for Serbia in their Euro 2012 on Tuesday versus Estonia. Vidic had previously missed United's last two matches due to a calf strain suffered in the FA Cup tie versus Arsenal FC.

* Rio Ferdinand: After it was previously feared that Rio would miss the remainder of the season, it has been revealed that the former United and England skipper has returned to training. It's possible that the center-back could be featured on Wednesday versus Chelsea FC in a Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge, but the league tie versus Fulham is the more likely possibility for his return. 

* Owen Hargreaves: Sadly, but not unexpectedly, Hargo may never be seen again wearing the United shirt. The midfielder suffered yet another setback in his attempted return following a shoulder injury picked up in training. 

* Darren Fletcher: Prior to the break for internationals, the Scot was unavailable due to a virus. It appears that Fletcher is still bothered by this virus and he's out for the match versus West Ham. 

* Park Ji-Sung: The South Korean midfielder is available for tomorrow's tie at Upton Park. After suffering a hamstring injury in January, Park is set to make his first appearance for the club since December. He was in the 18 versus Bolton Wanderers prior to the international break, but the midfielder did not see any action.

* Anderson: The Brazilian midfielder appears to be ready for a return as well. It's possible that Ando is featured in the 18 versus West Ham tomorrow.

* Rafael: the Brazilian defender suffered a hamstring injury in the Champions League tie versus Olympique de Marseille. It's possible that Rafael may return in time for next week's match versus Fulham. 

* John O'Shea: Rafael was forced to come on for O'Shea in that same Marseille time, and O'Shea himself suffered from a hamstring injury that has him out for the West Ham tie. It's feared that his hamstring injury might be slightly more severe than Rafael's.

* Wes Brown: Brown was forced to be subbed off at half after deputizing for the injured Rafael and O'Shea due to his own that he suffered versus Bolton. United are dangerously thin in depth at right-back. Brown has been ruled out versus West Ham as well. 

* Michael Owen: The striker is expected to be available versus West Ham. 

* Anders Lindegaard: The backup goalkeeper was injured in a reserves' match a few weeks back and he was forced to undergo knee surgery. The Dane remains unavailable. 

* NOTE: Paul Scholes and Jonny Evans are unavailable for the match due to suspensions being served.