Manchester United have announced that defender Phil Jones could be out for up to eight weeks after undergoing a surgery on the injured knee.
The 20-year-old has missed a start to the season through a back injury he sustained during pre-season, but has now suffered a meniscus tear in training, meaning he could be sidelined for up to two months.
“Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training,” Manchester United spokesman told club’s official website. “It will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.”
Defender Chris Smalling remains on the sidelines with a metatarsal injury, but Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand have recently returned into action.