Javier Hernandez fitness boosts Manchester United

Ashley Cole and Javier Hernandez
Ashley Cole was booked for his tackle on Hernandez

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez's ankle injury is not as bad as first feared, says his agent.

The 23-year-old had to be substituted after a challenge by Ashley Cole in United's 3-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feared the Mexican may be out for two weeks, but Eduardo Hernandez said: "[The injury is] just a bump, nothing more.

"I expect him to be training without incident on Wednesday."

After the game, Ferguson said: "It was a shocking tackle. Ashley Cole is very reckless at times. Being committed, you can sometimes go over the edge a bit.

"We don't know how Hernandez will be. His leg is very numb."

Hernandez limped off and was sent for tests on Monday but his agent added: "They were looking for a fracture, that's why they ran those tests on him."

United face Leeds in the Carling Cup on Tuesday and Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.