Wayne Rooney is hoping to return to action very soon after he suffered a nasty gash as Manchester United defeated Fulham 3-2.
It was suggested that Rooney would return to action after a month or maybe two but Rooney is hopeful of returning before that. He is however cautious of not coming back very early.
“The injury is going well,” Rooney told the Manchester Evening News. “It could have been a lot worse than what it was. It is up to the doctor. When he declares me fit I will be ready.
“It feels good at the minute. The timescale put on it was four weeks. If that is the time they feel I need for the wound to heal properly then that is what I will do.
“What I don’t want to happen is to come back too early when it is not quite healed and it opens up again first game. That would just set me back again another four weeks.’
“Overall, I think at the most I will miss four games.”
Rooney also admits that the gash did not hurt when he picked up the injury and he did not want to be carried off in a stretcher as it would have disturbed his son, Kai, who was watching from the stands.
“It didn’t hurt me at all. I got up ready to play on,” Rooney added. “I was holding my leg up to the referee to say I needed a physio or doctor on. I just didn’t want to go off on the stretcher.
“I said to the doctor I can walk off. But he told me it was too dangerous, so he told me to get on it!
“My lad was in the crowd and I didn’t really want him seeing me carried off on a stretcher.”
Rooney might return on the League Cup game against Newcastle on September 26th or he might return when United take on Tottenham.