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Injuries for Shinji Kagawa and Frank Lampard

Manchester United and Chelsea lose star midfielders after being hurt in midweek

Shinji Kagawa played on for 20 minutes after twisting his knee against SC Braga

Manchester United must make do without star midfielder Shinji Kagawa for up to a month after he suffered a knee injury in midweek.

He twisted his knee during the first half of Man United's 3-2 UEFA Champions League victory against SC Braga on Tuesday.

"I think playing on with the injury did not help the situation for him, even though he did well to play on with it. It's disappointing for him," said Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Chelsea star Frank Lampard will miss at least two weeks with the calf injury he picked up during his side's UEFA Champions League defeat at FC Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Key Points

  • Shinji Kagawa ruled out for 'three to four weeks' with knee injury
  • Man Utd star hurt knee playing against SC Braga on Tuesday
  • Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard out 'for a few weeks' with calf injury