Englishman should have recovered in time for the World Cup which gets under way in June though.
Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney is set to now miss the rest of this campaign with a toe injury, according to reports in the Daily Star.
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The England international suffered a chipped bone in his toe in training at the Red Devils’ Carrington HQ last week, meaning that the striker was forced to miss last Saturday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United.
And even though the 28-year-old did start Wednesday night’s second-leg clash with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Champions League, Rooney still required a painkilling injection to take his place up front at the Allianz Arena.
But with Rooney clearly struggling in pain throughout the contest in Bavaria, the player will now rest the injury for the rest of the season ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
“The chipped bone will repair itself, but it won’t happen overnight,” said a United source.
“He had injections in Munich because it was such a huge game and his team needed him, but in truth he shouldn’t have played.
“The season is coming to an end and United have little at stake, so his main priority now is to make sure he is firing on all cylinders once the World Cup preparations start.”