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Rooney doubtful for Premier League clash against Liverpool with injury

Head gash could also see striker miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, British media has reported.

Rooney suffered a deep gash in his forehead during a collision with a teammate at the club’s Carrington base on Saturday and needed stitches, according to a media report. Jon Super / AP Photo
Rooney suffered a deep gash in his forehead during a collision with a teammate at the club’s Carrington base on Saturday and needed stitches, according to a media report. Jon Super / AP Photo

Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United striker, has suffered a head injury during training and is doubtful for Sunday's Premier League clash with bitter rivals Liverpool, according to British media reports.

Rooney suffered a deep gash in his forehead during a collision with a teammate at the club's Carrington base on Saturday and needed stitches, the Sunday Mirror reported.

The injury could also see the 27-year-old striker miss England's upcoming crucial World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, the paper said.

England face Moldova at Wembley on September 6 before travelling to Kiev to play Ukraine on September 10.

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