Manchester United’s Owen Hargreaves will miss the rest of the season.
Ferguson had earlier said:
“He’s in pain when he runs. Tendinitis is a problem when he gets involved in football-related training, that’s when it resurfaces.
“He came back last season and played in a number of very important games, but now he’s out again.
“It’s difficult and frustrating for the lad and we want to help him.”