Rio Back Injury Not Too Bad

Last updated : 13 January 2009 By Sam
The United centre-back has missed the last six matches with a back problem but after visiting a speciaist on Monday the news is that that the injury is not too bad and he should be back in cntentionfor a first team recall when United face Spurs in the FA Cup on 24th January.

"He's been to the specialist and there's no major problem with his back at all," United boss Sir Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports News.

"We think he should be back for the Tottenham cup tie.

"It's just a matter of having a series of exercises to do regularly and that will hopefully help it."