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Foster Sidelined With Thumb Injury

Posted by Keano! on May 18, 2009

Manchester United and England goalkeeper, Ben Foster, has been sidelined for at least 9 weeks after undergoing surgery on an ongoing thumb problem. The Englishman will miss United’s Champions League final in Rome next Wednesday and also on England’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Foster is no stranger to spells on the injury list as he suffered a nasty knee injury earlier in the season. The 26 year old will

Foster Penalty Save At Wembley

Foster Penalty Save At Wembley

have to get his mind set on recovering and attempting to force his way into the first team on a more regular basis in 2009/2010. He has appeared for the first team this season, most notably his heroics in the Carling Cup final at Wembley where he made several top drawer saves during normal time and a wonderful penalty save when it all went down to spot kicks. A common trait Manchester United goalkeepers have.

Speaking on the matter, boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed,

“It is big blow for Ben as not only will he miss the Champions League final but also England’s summer internationals. Ben has tried to continue the season with this injury but it got so critical that an operation was the only way forward. It is disappointing for him but the important thing was to get this operation done,” said Sir Alex, speaking to the clubs official website.

Ben is tipped to be a future United number one along with a fruitful presence in the England set-up.

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