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Hamstrung Giggs set for another lay-off

October 17, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs faces another spell on the sidelines after aggravating a hamstring injury against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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Ryan Giggs
GettyImagesRyan Giggs: Aggravated the injury that he felt against Bolton a couple of weeks ago.

The 36-year-old had only returned from a two-week absence at the weekend after limping out of the draw at Bolton. But five minutes before the break during Saturday's 2-2 draw, he was headed for the touchline again.

Although Sir Alex Ferguson has not put a timescale on the latest absence, it is clear that Giggs will now be given time to get over the problem after again impressing during the early weeks of the campaign

"The loss of Ryan as a wide player was a big one for us," Ferguson told MUTV."He has done his hamstring again.

"He got it against Bolton but he had trained all week and had been doing very well. But it has gone again and maybe we need to give him a longer recovery."