Manchester United's Phil Jones out for four weeks with hamstring injury

England and Manchester United defender, Phil Jones will be sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring injury.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 21:08 PM IST
Manchester United's Phil Jones out for four weeks with hamstring injury

New Delhi: England and Manchester United defender, Phil Jones will be sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring injury.

The news was confirmed by Louis van Gaal while speaking to the media ahead of their weekend clash against Queen's Park Rangers.

The 22-year-old hobbled off the pitch in the second half of England's 2-0 win over Switzerland in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Monay. However, the extent of his injury was not known at the time.

It is now understood that Jones will be out of action for up to four weeks.

"Phil has a torn hamstring," Van Gaal said. "He is maybe out for three weeks or a month."

This is a major blow to the Red Devils, who are already struggling to find form in the Premier League due to their frailties at the back.

The England international has been a critical member of Van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation. However, with Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, both available to play, the Dutchman can breathe a sigh of relief.

With this latest injury, Jones will miss four of United next games and is a major doubt for international duty for England against San Marino and Estonia.