Fellaini scan results back today, 'could be out for a long time'

Marouane Fellaini Belgium

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will receive the results of a scan today.

 

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping the globe with celebrities and sports stars from Justin Timberlake to David Beckham dousing themselves with a ice cold water in the fight against Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Last night saw Marouane Fellaini have icy water poured over his head, and there were a few interesting facts to take from the self-published video.

Yesterday morning pictures of Fellaini leaving hospital on crutches with his left foot in a protective boot were all over the web. They hinted at a leg injury and that looked as if it had ended all possibility of Manchester United shifting their expensive flop to Napoli this summer - a rumour which had recently caught wind.

United signed Fellaini for £27.5 million last summer from Everton but he has failed to show signs of his form at Goodison Park since the switch.

But, contrary to the pictures earlier in the day Fellaini is not wearing a protective boot on his left foot on this occasion. Unfortunately you don't see him walk, he remains seated for the entirety of the challenge, which may also indicate his injury is reasonably serious. If you also inspect the left foot closely it is clearly swollen at the ankle, so some damage has certainly been done.

His results are set to be announced today from a scan he had on the problem yesterday, with Belgian expert Kristoff Terreur reporting on Twitter that it could be ligament or tendon damage:

Either way it certainly looks as if nobody will be taking a punt on Fellaini at the moment, so United fans can get used to seeing him around a little while longer.

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