Kuyt injury better than feared as Torres returns

Well, with all these court battles going on, you’d be forgiven for forgetting we’ve got an important Premier League fixture on Sunday to deal with – Everton away.

Whilst Liverpool triumphed in court again, there was good news on the pitch with Roy Hodgson announcing two pieces of fortune.

Dirk Kuyt’s ankle injury, sustained on Tuesday night during Holland’s 4-1 victory over Sweden, is not as bad as first thought and the attacker could be back in around three weeks.

Kuyt had feared he had suffered ligament damage, and was expecting a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but Hodgson today calmed those fears.

Hodgson told the club’s official website, “Our Doctor and our sports science people are much more optimistic. They think it is more likely to be one month – or if we are lucky three weeks.
“He seriously twisted his ankle with ligament damage and we are going to miss him for some matches that’s for sure.”

Meanwhile the Reds have also been boosted by the news that striker Fernando Torres will be fit to face Everton this weekend.

It was thought Torres’ adductor strain would keep him sidelined for the bottom of the table clash, but after missing the international break with Spain, Torres is ready to face the Blues.

Hodgson added, “Konchesky has made a good recovery as has Fernando Torres so all being well we can welcome those two back. We get two good ones back, but lose a good one in Kuyt.

“Fernando’s season needs to kickstart, he’s been hampered a bit by injuries and what happened at the World Cup.

“We see a livelier and a better Fernando every day. It was really unfortunate he got that injury against Blackpool but luckily it came in the international break so he won’t miss anymore league games for us.”

Everton vs Liverpool gets underway at 1.30pm this Sunday, 17th October.