Photo: Marouane Fellaini steps up recovery process following knee ligament sprain

by Leo Nieboer

Marouane Fellaini has been pictured working hard in the gym as he continues to recover from a knee ligament strain sustained during the international break.

The midfielder, who has excelled under Jose Mourinho ever since Paul Pogba’s injury, strained the medial ligaments in his knee against Bosnia and Herzegovina last weekend.

A scan later revealed that Fellaini would be out for two to three weeks, ruling him out of Saturday’s lunchtime clash with Liverpool at Anfield.

But the 29-year-old, just a week on, is already showing signs of progress, working hard on some leg strengthening exercises at the ‘Move to Cure’ rehabilitation centre – the same facility used by Romelu Lukaku for his ankle knock, from which he is now fully recovered, over the international break – in Antwerp.

As knee injuries go, Fellaini can count himself extremely lucky. Most knee ligament afflictions require some kind of keyhole surgery, but there is a massive difference between a rupture and a sprain, and the 29-year-old, in turn, will only need to put in some hard work in the gym before hopefully returning to full training over the next week or so.

His absence during a week comprising of away trips to Liverpool, Benfica and Huddersfield, however, could be costly.

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