08/09/2012 12:11, Report by Steve Bartram
Jones set for lengthy rehab
Phil Jones is set for a sustained spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a knee injury sustained in training.
A club spokesperson told ManUtd.com
: "Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training that will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation."
The 20-year-old has yet to make an appearance this season after suffering a back injury during the Reds' pre-season tour.
Fellow defender Chris Smalling remains sidelined after breaking a metatarsal, but Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand have recently bolstered the Reds' defensive ranks after returning from their own injuries.
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