Another day, another Phil Jones injury. Quite frankly, it’s becoming super annoying at this point…
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad has been relatively healthy to start this season, though in regards to Phil Jones, he’s now nothing more other than a liability.
The Englishman, who made the move to Old Trafford with promise aplenty, has been a walking sick note for the last few years. We’ve hardly seen him take to the field and when he does play, the lack of game-time is clearly affecting his performance-levels.
Anyway, during his pre-match press conference, Solskjaer confirmed the fresh injury blow, with the 28-year-old ruled out until at least December following an operation.
At this point, the injury itself hasn’t been disclosed but the fact that Jones has had to undergo surgery to correct it leads me to believe it’s a pretty serious one.
Anyway, check out what Solskjaer had to say about the latest Phil Jones injury here:
“Phil has been injured and he’s had an operation and he’s working really hard to be back. He’ll hopefully get fit during December.” Solskjaer told reporters, including The Sun.
This is Jones’ second surgery in the space of a few months, after undergoing minor knee surgery back in July. At this point, though, it all just feels too far gone for Jones.
When he does come back, he’s going to need a real run of games to get over these injuries. United simply cannot offer him that, despite the fact he’s still under contract at Old Trafford for a few years.
Again, this is United causing unnecessary problems for themselves by offering huge wages to a fringe player. The only way we’ll be able to move on from Jones is to wait for his contract to run out, or pay his wages during a loan move elsewhere. It’s hardly an ideal scenario…
With all that said, nobody wants to see anyone get injured. Hopefully, Jones can get himself back fit before Christmas and who knows, he may well play some part in the second half of our season.