When Rio Ferdinand signed for Manchester United from Leeds, he didn't come as one of those payers that you fear cannot last a season due to injury. It's therefore sad that in the latter part of his career, injuries have really not given him a break. Just when you thought that he was going to fulfill his dream of leading England at the world cup, something else snaps.
Firstly, its a blow for England because I feel that they are better off with their captain than not but most of all, it will take incredible mental strength for Rio to recover from this one. This is way higher than that 8 month ban he suffered in 2005. The player is already considering himself cursed.
Now you do wonder if we shall ever see Rio at his best again. His confidence might have just taken a major blow. Thankfully we have just about the only manager in the world who can help him get over this.