United await Wes Brown foot injury verdict

Manchester United are waiting to discover if defender Wes Brown has broken a bone in his left foot.

If the England international has broken the fifth metatarsal he is likely to miss the Premier League's final stages and possibly this summer's World Cup.

The 30-year-old suffered the injury in a challenge with Matt Jarvis in United's 1-0 win at Wolves on Saturday.

Brown left Molineux with his foot in a protective boot and had a scan on the injury on Sunday.

He broke a metatarsal just over a year ago.

He won his 23rd cap for England against Egypt last Wednesday and is expected to be in Fabio Capello's squad for the World Cup in June.

However, if test results show he has broken another metatarsal, he faces a race against time to be fit for the finals in South Africa.

A United spokeswoman told BBC Sport the club was waiting for the results of the scan before making any comment.

Source: BBC Sport
Date Published: 9 March 2010