Ashley Young Injury: Updates on Manchester United Winger's Hand

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 5, 2014

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 05:  Massadio Haidara of Newcastle United and Ashley Young of Manchester United battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United  at St James' Park on April 5, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Updates from Tuesday, April 8

Ashley Young took part in training ahead of Manchester United's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

Rob Dawson of Manchester Evening News reported:

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young was forced to leave the club's match against Newcastle United after less than 20 minutes due to a hand injury. He was replaced in the lineup by 19-year-old rising star Adnan Januzaj.

The Premier League passed along word of the switch, which came with the score still deadlocked at zero:

BBC Sport noted the injury occurred as he attempted to brace himself while falling to the ground:

Newcastle provided further details about the incident that came as a result of a key Massadio Haidara tackle:

After Saturday's match, David Moyes confirmed that the English winger had suffered a serious injury:

Young was making his 18th Premier League appearance of the campaign for United. He's struggled to make a consistent impact moving forward in those matches with just two goals and one assist. The veteran has failed to find the score sheet in eight Champions League games.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 08:  Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on March 8, 2014 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Richard He
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Januzaj will fill the role for the rest of the Newcastle match and probably for as long as Young is out should he need more time to recover beyond today. The talented teenager has flashed serious potential, but consistency remains an issue as gains experience.

United are still trying to make a push toward a European berth for next season. They are still active in this season's Champions League with a road clash against reigning champions Bayern Munich looming next week.

Further information about the extent of Young's injury will provided as it becomes available.

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