England star Wayne Rooney
used a three-day break granted by Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson
for a New York visit and nearly got injured at a basketball game.
and fiancee Coleen McLoughlin
had courtside seats for Monday's New York Knicks game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden.
Early in the game, the Celtics' 6-foot-8
lunged for a loose ball and banged into Rooney's right foot -- the one Rooney injured and barely rehabilitated in time for last summer's World Cup.
"It was scary," said
Rooney, who was unhurt. "He rolled right over my foot."