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Sep 20, 2011

United relief over Hernandez injury

Javier Hernandez will return to Manchester United training on Wednesday after scans revealed the striker suffered a bruised shin in United's win over Chelsea on Sunday.

• Ferguson labels challenge 'shocking'
• Ashley Cole escapes FA action

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feared Hernandez could be out for a "couple of weeks" with ligament damage following a crunching challenge from Ashley Cole.

Ferguson claimed Cole should have seen red, labelling the Chelsea defender "reckless". But the left-back, who was booked for the challenge, will not face a charge from the FA.

Despite fears over Hernandez's fitness for United's next Premier League game against Stoke on Saturday, the player's agent claims the striker suffered no more than "just a bump" and will return to training this week.

"[The injury is] nothing, it's just a bump, nothing more," agent Eduardo Hernandez told Telivisa. "I expect him to be training without incident on Wednesday. It looked like [his absence] was longer, they were looking for a fracture, that's why they ran those tests on him."

With Hernandez out of Manchester United's Carling Cup clash against Leeds, Dimitar Berbatov is expected to make his first start of the season, with Paul Pogba set to make his debut.

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