Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could aggravate hamstring injury with long haul flight back from Thailand.
The long haul flight from Bangkok to Manchester could make Wayne Rooney’s hamstring injury worse, a leading athletics website has warned.
And at best it could delay the star’s recovery time substantially.
The site www.runtex.com reveals three ways to make your hamstring injury worse, and point number three should set the alarm bells ringing with the medical teams at Manchester United and England.
The site reveals, ‘Avoid sitting for long periods. If you can, avoid long plane or car rides. If at work, get up every half hour from your desk and walk. Often, sitting on a hard ball or firm pillow helps to alleviate some of the soreness due to sitting.’
The United striker lasted just one day into the clubs tour of the Far East before heading for the airport with a damaged hamstring.
A club statement revealed, “Following a scan this evening on a hamstring injury sustained in training it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation.
“It is anticipated he will be unavailable for selection for a month.”
The club’s first Premier League fixture, at Swansea, is five weeks this Saturday.”
The statement hasn’t dampened speculation that the real reason Rooney is returning is to open transfer talks with Chelsea, where manager Jose Mourinho is a confessed fan of the player.