Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is facing three weeks out with an ankle injury.
Rooney, who has struggled to find form this season, limped off just after the hour-mark in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Bolton, and was later seen icing his ankle on the substitute’s bench.
United confirmed on Monday that the England international would miss Wednesday night’s Champions League tie against Valencia.
And boss Sir Alex Ferguson has now revealed the player is likely to miss the Premier League games against Sunderland and West Brom, as well as England’s clash with Montenegro on October 12.
Ferguson said: “It will be two to three weeks. But it depends because Wayne has done quite well with his recover from injury in the past.”
United have also confirmed that a calf injury has ruled out influential midfielder Paul Scholes for 10 days.