Gerrard Undergoing Pain-Killing Injections To Shake Off Hip Injury
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is undergoing a course of pain-killing anti-inflammatory injections in a bid to be fit for England to take on Germany next week
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is undergoing a course of pain-killing injections in a bid to be fit for England to take on Germany next week, according to the Mirror.
The 33-year-old has been ruled out of the Three Lions clash with Chile tomorrow night after aggravating a hip injury during Liverpool win over Fulham last weekend.
However, Gerrard is believed to be desperate to play against the Germans on Tuesday to seek revenge for England’s controversial defeat at the 2010 World Cup, and is willing to do whatever it takes to be fit.
The midfielder is currently being forced to miss training and is restricted to working in the gym alongside team-mate Daniel Sturridge – who has a foot injury. But the Mirror claim Gerrard has now agreed to take a course of anti-inflammatory injections – with the consent of Liverpool – to try and heal the problem and ensure he’s fit to face the Old Enemy.
Boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed the news and says he hopes his captain will be fit.
“Steven’s had an injection, so we hope he’s okay to play against Germany.” Hodgson is quoted as saying by the Mirror.
England could be paired with Germany in the group phase of the World Cup next summer so getting a result against them next week could strike an early psychological blow as well as erase any memories of that loss in 2010.
However, while the newspaper report claims Liverpool agreed that Gerrard could take the course of pain-killing injections, I’m not convinced Brendan Rodgers will be too pleased about it ahead of the Reds crucial Merseysider derby on Saturday lunchtime. I’m sure he would have preferred his captain had another weeks rest to ensure he’s 100% fit to face Everton rather than pushing himself to play in an England friendly.
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