Phil Jones has shed light on the nature of his injury following Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Hull City, noting that he should be back in action after a few days.
The Englishman, rested over the weekend, limped off after 55 minutes with what looked like a pulled thigh muscle against Marco Silva’s side.
Man United face another quick turnover before their next Premier League fixture – a trip to champions Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.
And Jones, speaking after the game, made it clear that he would return to action in a matter of days.
“My foot’s bruised but I’ll be fine,” he told MUTV after the match. “It’s nothing sinister, nothing serious, so hopefully in a few days I’ll be fine.”
You couldn’t help but fear the worst when Jones, running at full speed, suddenly pulled up and grabbed the back of his thigh before gingerly walking down the tunnel – perhaps the clearest sign of a dead muscle. And that was basically going to be it for Jones: a month or two out of action before returning without his usual vigour, before getting injured again.
Thankfully, though, these worries are unfounded, with Jones probably suffering with nothing more than a slight strain. The trip to Leicester City will probably come too soon, but supporters – on a night where good news is in desperately short supply – can take solace from the fact that Jones will return to action alongside Marcos Rojo in no time.