Ferdinand could miss two weeks

Ferdinand could miss two weeks

Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand could be out for up to two weeks, Press Association Sport understands.

The former England international suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round loss to Swansea.

 Ferdinand, 35, had been making his first appearance since December 10 when he was forced off after 76 minutes of the third-round contest at Old Trafford.

There had been fears the former England international could face a longer lay-off but it is understood scans have revealed heavy bruising rather than any ligament damage.

It is thought Ferdinand is likely to be out for 10-14 days, meaning he would be doubtful for the January 19 Barclays Premier League trip to Chelsea.

A more likely comeback target could be the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Sunderland three days later.

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