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Solskjær scheduled for a minor procedure

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s knee injury has not yet healed, and he is now scheduled for a minor knee surgery Tuesday.

23.09.03 12:32

“We will know how severe the injury is after the surgery,” said Thor Einar Andersen, the team doctor.

According to Andersen, the surgeons will with specialty tools enter the knee to identify the problem, and it is not until this procedure has been completed that one can determine the best way to treat the injury and how long he must refrain from playing.

Qualifier games

What the doctor is sure of, however, is that the injury is not a cruciate ligament.

“It appears as if he has a “bruise” on the joint which has been the source of pain and swelling. The procedure itself will put him out of the game for at least a week,” the doctor said.

Andersen will receive the result from Tuesday’s procedure in the next couple of days, and the results will determined if the Manchester United striker will miss out on the match against Luxembourg October 11. But even more important, the result will determine if Solskjær will be playing in the possible play-off matches in mid-November where Norway is playing for a slot in the European Championship.

Three months?

In Britain they are speculating if Solskjær will loose out on three months of the season. He received the injury when he was playing against Southampton in the end of August, which made him loose out on Norway’s game against Portugal. Last Tuesday, Solskjær limped out of the match against Panathinaikos, which lead to the fact that he has to skip the game against Arsenal on Sunday.

The statement on Manchester United’s official pages is: “Ole will be evaluated after the procedure to find out how long he will be out. This is something which we have tried to fix during the last couple of weeks, but it is now important that he does this procedure so we can concentrate on the rest of the season.”

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