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Hernandez back in a month

July 31, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he expects to have Javier Hernandez back in his squad again in a month.

Javier Hernandez
GettyImagesJavier Hernandez is on the mend

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Hernandez, who made such an impact in his first Premier League season, suffered a concussion during training in New Jersey on Tuesday and reports from Mexico suggested that he may have an ongoing neurological condition.

However, despite missing United's 2-1 win over Barcelona in pre-season, the 23-year-old was cleared to make the flight home and Ferguson is confident he will be back to full fitness soon.

''Javier is coming back with us,'' said Ferguson. ''He is fine. He won't play for a couple of weeks but that would have been the case anyway.

''He was always going to need a break until he got his fitness back. He will do some training, then we will have him back in three to four weeks.''

Portuguese star Nani, who scored against Barca, was also upbeat about his team-mate's recovery, telling journalists: "I think he's okay now. I think he needs a couple days to come back to training, but he's feeling very good."