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United brush off Hernandez injury scare

FA confirm that no further action will be taken against Ashley Cole following his late tackle on Sunday.

Hernandez screams after being fouled by Cole on Sunday.
Hernandez screams after being fouled by Cole on Sunday.
Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

JAVIER HERNANDEZ IS expected to return to training tomorrow after scans revealed no serious damage to his injured right leg .

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson was fuming on Sunday evening, predicting that the Mexican striker would be out of action for at least two weeks after he was caught by Ashley Cole during the closing stages of the champions’ 3-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford.

The club initially feared that Hernandez may have fractured the leg, but the player’s agent confirmed to the Press Association this morning that the injury was “just a bump, nothing more.”

“I expect him to be training without incident on Wednesday,” Eduardo Hernandez said.

Meanwhile, the FA confirmed yesterday that Cole would face no retrospective disciplinary action for the dangerous tackle.

The incident was seen by match referee Phil Dowd, who booked Cole at the time. Under the current FIFA rules, a player cannot receive any further sanctions if the referee has already taken action.

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