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Injured Rafael to miss Man U's FA Cup game

January 26, 2011 18:01 IST

Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva will miss Saturday's FA Cup fourth round match at Southampton after suffering concussion in the 3-2 victory over Blackpool, manager Alex Ferguson said on Wednesday.

rafael da silvaThe 20-year-old Brazilian was taken off on a stretcher in the later stages of Tuesday's comeback win at Bloomfield Road in the Premier League after a clash of heads with striker Marlon Harewood that led to 10 minutes of stoppage time being played.

"It's a straightforward one. He has concussion and will miss Saturday's game," Ferguson said on the club's website (

It is unfortunate timing for Rafael after the player missed last weekend's victory over Birmingham City through suspension.

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