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Injured Drinkwater Returns To Manchester Utd

Injured Drinkwater Returns To Manchester Utd

Cardiff City's on-loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater has returned to parent club Manchester United - who want an assessment of the promising youngster's ankle injury by the Old Trafford medical team.

Drinkwater is on a season-long loan with the Bluebirds and has impressed so far in his handful of appearances - providing energy, drive and vision in the City midfield.

However, he has suffered an ankle injury which kept him sidelined for the 2-0 victory over Hull City, and last night's 2-1 reversal away at Leicester City. We missed his presence, along with a number of other injured stars.

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones has now revealed that Drinkwater suffered a similar injury to the current ankle problem last season and ended up missing almost 3 months of action while on-loan at Huddersfield Town.

Jones told the SW Echo:

"Danny had a similar problem last season and he has gone back to Manchester United to ensure it`s not too serious."


The news will worry Bluebirds fans who remember we were without last season's loan player Kelvin Etuhu for much of the campaign as he returned to paretn club Manchester City for treatment, also on an ankle injury. He returned, but never looked the player we thought we would see and ultimately disappointed.

Initial hopes are that Drinkwater could be back in full training in a weeks time, however, much will depend on further medical assessment and the need to avoid re-currences throughout the season. With Olofinjana likely to return, Drinkwater's place will go to Stephen McPhail or Gavin Rae in the central midfield area.


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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday September 15 2010
Time: 10:18AM

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