Right, we're officially Bored Of Injuries now. Manchester United have confirmed that Ander Herrera, taken off against West Ham at the weekend, has fractured a rib:
INJURY UPDATE: Ander Herrera sustained a fractured rib vs West Ham. We'll continue to monitor his progress over the next few weeks. #mufc
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 30, 2014
That "few weeks" is nice and vague, but the Telegraph are reporting "at least three weeks". If it is three, then a conveniently times international break -- who knew such a thing existed? -- would rule him out for the upcoming home game against Everton and the trip to West Bromwich Albion, but would have him back in time for the visit of Chelsea on 26 September.
Let's hope that's the case. Because the thought of lining up against Chelsea with the creaking knees of Michael Carrick and/or Darren Fletcher in midfield is not a happy one.
Update: from the man himself ...
A real shame this injury, but now's not the time to feel sorry for myself. I'm already working to be back as soon as possible!
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) September 30, 2014