Football

.

Aurelio out for month in United injury

Published Add your comment

Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio will be out of action for up to a month with the hamstring injury he sustained during Sunday's victory over Manchester United.

The Brazilian limped off only 24 minutes into the 3-1 win at Anfield and the club on Tuesday confirmed he has suffered a tear to the muscle. Aurelio has been troubled by a series of niggling injuries this season and had only just returned from an adductor problem.

Liverpool's head of sports medicine and sports science, Dr Peter Brukner, told www.liverpoolfc.tv: "He's got a significant hamstring injury. Unfortunately his body lets him down. He always play well when he's fit. We've been managing him carefully because he's not been playing twice in a week, but this just came out of the blue."

He added: "He had a minor adductor strain a few weeks before that. We rehabilitated him and he trained all week with no problems at all.


 

"He's obviously very down. It was a sad sight to see him walking off the pitch. He's frustrated because he was playing well on Sunday. He was looking forward to getting a run of games but it wasn't to be."

Dr Brukner also revealed central defender Daniel Agger is unlikely to recover from a knee injury in time for Thursday's Europa League clash with Braga.

He said: "Daniel had a nasty kick on a joint to the side of his knee. It's an unusual spot to get an injury. They take time and he's a bit of a slow healer.

"He's still not 100% so we'll have to see if he's fit for the game this week. But it's more likely to be the following week."

Martin Kelly, who has a similar hamstring injury to Aurelio's, and Jonjo Shelvey (knee) will definitely miss the trip to Portugal.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Premier League
Fabio Aurelio
Liverpool

Read more

back to top