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Hargreaves Set For Second Surgery In The States

Owen Hargreaves travelled to Colorado last month for surgery on his right knees, in a bid to cure his tendonitis.

Richard Steadman was his surgeon, who has previously worked on the likes of Alan Shearer, Allesandro Del Piero and Michael Owen, and is widely regarded to be the best in the World at what he does.

Ferguson has today revealed that Hargreaves isn’t feel pain in the knee that has already been operated on and is set for surgery on his left knee in the new year.

“Owen has been living in Colorado while he recovers from the operation on one knee,” said Ferguson. “He says he hasn’t got any pain at all in the knee that’s been operated on, so we are very hopeful everything will be fine after the next operation. His time at United has been overshadowed by the problems with his knees. We tried to manage the situation without surgery but we are optimistic now that the operations will be the answer to it all.”

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  1. theboy says:

    i hope he does come back for 2 reasons, 1) he’s a quality player, as was seen last season, and 2) his chant is mint!

  2. clj7 says:

    Yeah, brilliant player he is! Good luck Owen :)

  3. ellioman says:

    Please let this surgery be successful for him!!
    He’s such a great player for us and IMO we really miss his ability this season.
    Thank god that Fletcher is becoming a more powerful player each game.

  4. Red-Manc says:

    Gutted that injurys have ruined his time here so far, but we’ve had a history of class players be plagued with injuries but when we’re patient with them they come good in the end.
    Hargreaves played a vital role in us winning the league and champions league last season so hopefully he comes back as good as before.

  5. Mic says:

    Hargreaves is class and I hope he comes back to be as good as he was before he got injured, he’s a great crosser and would make a great right back if not midfielder! His free kicks are beasty too!!

  6. denton davey says:

    The kind of surgery that Hargreaves has had requires a long convalescence – he will probably be back to fitness in the summer but not back to full-strength until around this time next year. So, it’s been a very costly injury but from what I understand, his surgery works well with a determined individual. And, Owen Hargreaves is very, very determined so I would expect him to be a key part of next year’s team. As someone wrote, thankfully Fletcherinho has taken advantage of this opportunity with both hands and finally established himself as a first-team player. Indeed, Fletcherinho has been so good that Anderson has hardly played – what a change from this time last year when Anderson seemed like “the saviour” and the so-called “Scottish player” was met with derision. Bringing Hargreaves into the equation will maintain TheLads’ strength-in-depth, which is crucially important in a long season.

  7. TonyBee says:

    Hope Owen comes back….too good a player to lose

  8. Olatunji says:

    I want us to sign one deffender like vidic,although we have very good deffender but we need one to support rafael.

  9. denton davey says:

    I forgot to mention in my previous post that the kind of ligament replacement surgery that Owen Hargreaves had on his troublesome knee usually requires a similar surgery on the other knee ligament otherwise there is an unbalance and very likely risk of damage to the previously-good knee ligaments.

    I know about this because my daughter’s boyfriend is a professional soccer player and he has had to undergo this operation which involves replacing the damaged ligament(s) with muscle tissue. From what I understand, he has ended up with “bionic knees”; maybe he can get over his injuries and finally realize his true potential.

  10. suhayl says:

    True Denton…..hope he does recover fully from these ops…what an asset and what a player he is for us. First 11 without a doubt.

    Great Pen and free kick taker
    Great lungs stamina
    Great tackler
    Versatile can play and fill in anywhere
    Set pieces very handy
    Great discipline and work ethic
    Great crosser of a ball

    Come back soon owen

  11. Andrew says:

    This surgery is delayed, I believe, because of Richard Steadman’s injury. Steadman broke his wrist or hand skiing. All his surgeries are backed up.


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