Park out until August
By Robin Hackett
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ji-sung Park is set to spend at least four months on the sidelines following an operation.
Ji-sung Park is set to spend at least four months on the sidelines following an operation on his knee.
The South Korea international sustained the injury during the last minute of Manchester United's 4-1 victory over Blackburn at the end of March and, although the injury was not thought to be serious at first, tests later revealed he required surgery.
And, having had the operation in the United States under the highly-regarded Dr Richard Steadman, it now appears that he will need to wait until August before reassessment.
"Ji-sung Park has had a complicated cartilage operation that required an expert in his field," said a club spokesman.
"He will be out for the remainder of the season and we will assess the situation again in August."
The injury means Park will not be able to play a part in his country's Asia Cup games in July.