Marouane Fellaini has been pictured working hard in the gym as he continues to recover from a knee ligament strain sustained during the international break.
A scan later revealed that Fellaini would be out for two to three weeks, ruling him out of Saturday’s lunchtime clash with Liverpool at Anfield.
But the 29-year-old, just a week on, is already showing signs of progress, working hard on some leg strengthening exercises at the ‘Move to Cure’ rehabilitation centre – the same facility used by Romelu Lukaku for his ankle knock, from which he is now fully recovered, over the international break – in Antwerp.
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As knee injuries go, Fellaini can count himself extremely lucky. Most knee ligament afflictions require some kind of keyhole surgery, but there is a massive difference between a rupture and a sprain, and the 29-year-old, in turn, will only need to put in some hard work in the gym before hopefully returning to full training over the next week or so.
His absence during a week comprising of away trips to Liverpool, Benfica and Huddersfield, however, could be costly.