Kuyt injury boost

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Liverpool should have Dirk Kuyt available to play by mid-November, after the Dutch international was told he does not require surgery on his ankle injury.

Kuyt picked up the injury whilst on international duty in Holland’s victory over Sweden two weeks ago. His ankle swelled enormously and there were fears he could face a very lengthly time on the sidelines.

But Kuyt confirmed today that after several tests and scans, things are looking up.

“I had a second scan and the doctor has now told me that they do not need to operate on my ankle,” he said. “That is such a relief.

“The doctor says I could be back in the Liverpool team within one month.

“I can’t wait to play again and help the team. The doctor says this injury needs a bit of rest and good physiotherapy will speed up my comeback on the pitch.”