Daniel Sturridge Injury Update: Scan Results Revealed

By on September 11, 2014
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Liverpool have been dealt a blow after scan results showed that striker Daniel Sturridge is set to be sidelined for up to three weeks, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Sturridge was forced to sit out England’s 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win against Switzerland on Monday night after picking up a thigh injury in training last week. Initially it was hoped the problem wouldn’t be too serious and the striker was considered an outside bet to take on Aston Villa at Anfield this weekend.

However, the Liverpool Echo claim that scan results have revealed that the injury will keep Sturridge out for between two-to-three weeks meaning he’ll be in a race against time to bet fit to take on Everton at the end of the month.

The 25-year-old is now certain to miss upcoming Premier League games against Villa and West Ham, as well as Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Ludogorets next Tuesday and will be a major doubt for the Capital One Cup game against Middlesbrough the following week.

Should the injury heal relatively quickly, then the former Chelsea forward could have a chance of returning to action when the Reds entertain Everton at Anfield on the 27th, but if he take the full three weeks to recover then he’ll also be ruled out of the Mersey derby.

Liverpool will be confident of getting results against the likes of Villa and Ludogorets without Sturridge but Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to have him available again to face the Toffees. The striker scored three goals against Roberto Martinez’ men last season including a stunning double during a 4-0 win at Anfield so Rodgers will be keen to have him in contention this time around.


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