MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United are confirming that captain and leading defender Nemanja Vidic will be ruled out of action for eight weeks after knee a surgery.
Vidic was missing from the United starting line-up against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, which sparked several concerns about his fitness.
The club stated then that his absence was only minor and was done to stay cautious after he complained about some tightness.
However, further medical examination revealed the player needed more than just resting for the tightness in his right knee – forcing Manchester United to send him immediately for an operation.
The club reports that the surgery was a success, and now expects the Serbian, who the final five months of last season with a ruptured cruciate, will be out for two months.
“Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks,” said a club spokesman on Tuesday.
“Sir Alex, as a precautionary measure, rested Vidic at the weekend, after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.
“The central defender was operated on this week and will be sidelined for about eight weeks.”