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Owen strains groin, faces 3 weeks on sidelines

Owen strains groin, faces 3 weeks on sidelines

Michael Owen faces three weeks on the sidelines after straining his groin and lasting just 20 minutes of Manchester United's Champions League match against Wolfsburg on Wednesday.
The striker, who has been trying to shake off his reputation as injury-prone since joining from Newcastle in the offseason, had been handed a rare start by manager Alex Ferguson despite not training Tuesday.
Ferguson said: "With a groin injury it is difficult to say (how long he will be out), maybe two or three weeks, but his fitness levels are good."
United came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 with all the goals coming in the second half.