Rooney faces 4 weeks out with injury

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said Wayne Rooney could

be out for a month after sustaining a deep gash to his right leg

Saturday in the 3-2 win against Fulham.

Rooney was carried off the pitch on a stretcher in injury time

after getting caught by Hugo Rodallega.

”He’s got a bad one. He’s gone to hospital,” Ferguson said.

”It looks as he’ll be out for maybe four weeks.”

”I don’t know what happened. I think the player must have

followed through after he shot.”

The injury is likely to keep Rooney out of England’s first two

World Cup qualifiers against Moldova on Sept. 7 and Ukraine on

Sept. 11.

He will also likely miss the beginning of United’s Champions

League campaign and potentially the away game against Liverpool in

the Premier League on Sept. 23.