Smith undergoes operation
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Smith has successfully undergone surgery on his horrific injury.
Alan Smith has successfully undergone surgery on the horrific injury he picked up against Liverpool.
The Manchester United ace sustained a broken leg and dislocated ankle in trying to block a free kick from John Arne Riise in Liverpool's 1-0 win at Anfield.
Smith has been ruled out for the rest of the season and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
United revealed Smith underwent surgery on Sunday and that he will stay in hospital for a couple of days.
"The operation was a success," said a United spokesman.
"Alan will remain in hospital for a couple of days, and the leg will be in plaster for several weeks.
"Everybody connected with the club is wishing Alan well for a speedy recovery."