It has been revealed that Darren Fletcher, whose return took place in the 3-3 tie against CSKA, is playing with a broken bone - a little piece of bone in the back of his ankle.
The Scotland player is concerned about his vulnerability, but aims to be part of the team against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He knows that a rough kick from a rival can send him to go under surgery.
Fletcher explained the situation: "I injured my ankle in the Sunderland game last month. A bit of bone has broken off the back of my ankle and is stuck. Every time I bend it is causing just a bit of pain. I have had an injection to clear it up but eventually it is going to need to be cleaned out. There has been a build-up of fluid as well. I will have to get something done but the injection will see me through a few months.
"I think my ankle will be completely healed by the end of this season. Striking a ball or bending the ankle in a flexed position or pushing off hurts. It got to the point where it was too sore to train and play so something had to be done and I had the injection". There's no doubt that Fletcher is a real soldier.