The extent of our injuries has now become beyond a joke. The injuries we end the day with are: Edwin Van der Sar, Gary Neville, Wes Brown, Patrice Evra, Louis Saha, John O’Shea, Michael Carrick, Owen Hargreaves, Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidic, Ben Foster, Park Ji-Sung, Mikael Silvestre. Is someone taking the piss??

Wes Brown (Knee injury) – Should be fit to face Villa on October 20th

Edwin Van der Sar (Ankle injury) – Should be fit to face Villa on October 20th

John O’Shea (Dead leg) – Should be fit to face Villa on October 20th

Owen Hargreaves (Knee injury) – Should return for Boro on October 27th

Darren Fletcher (Broken leg) – Should be fit in time for Blackburn on November 11th

Michael Carrick (Broken elbow) – Expected back for Bolton away on November 24th

Ben Foster (Cruciate Ligament) – Return expected to be before the New Year

Park Ji-Sung (Knee injury) – Expected January 2008

Mikael Silvestre (Cruciate Ligament) – Around March 2008 should see him back

Louis Saha (Knee injury) – Felt it in the warm up, no return date

Nemanja Vidic (Concussion/double vision) – “Double vision” kept Scholesy out for half a season, let’s hope it’s different for Vidic. No return date.

Patrice Evra (unknown) – He was the first off the field, jogging towards the tunnel as soon as the final whistle went. Would have been subbed off had we not made all three substitutions.

Gary Neville (Thigh injury) – Has been “2/3 weeks” away from returning since March. Back in training, so we should expect to see him back in the next “2/3 weeks”. Playing for the reserves against Liverpool next week.

Not great news really, is it? We’ve been getting by so far in the league, and until today, haven’t done much to impress. Do we have the squad capable of handling these masses of injuries when we travel down to Villa?