United sweat on Rio as concussion means he's doubtful for Arsenal game
Rio Ferdinand is a doubt for Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal on Sunday after suffering concussion at the weekend.
The United defender must pass a series of rigorous cognitive tests by the club’s medical department this week to be available for the match at the Emirates.
Fitness race: Rio Ferdinand is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Arsenal
Ferdinand claimed on Twitter that he ‘could not remember’ what happened during United’s 3-0 victory over Bolton at Old Trafford on Saturday.
He also admitted he had suffered concussion, which under previous FA rules meant he would automatically miss the next 10 days.
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But the FA have relaxed the guidelines and Ferdinand, 33, will now be put through a thorough medical examination.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is counting on one of his most experienced defenders for the title run-in after losing captain Nemanja Vidic with a long-term knee injury.
Meanwhile, Ravel Morrison has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson’s claim he turned down a new contract at Old Trafford. The 18-year-old said on Twitter: ‘I have never 1s (once) turned down a contract off Manchester United.’