Dirk Kuyt and Liverpool face an axious wait for test results to determine the full extent of his ankle injury, with Kuyt himself “fearing the worst”.
Kuyt pulled up in the 29th minute of Holland’s 4-1 victory over Sweden last night with the ankle problem, and it looks as if it could be bad ligament damage.
Kuyt said today, ‘The swelling is so bad that it will take three to four days to be sure.
“But I fear the worst. You know your own body. It doesn’t feel good. In fact the doctors have the same feeling. I’ve probably torn ankle ligaments, they say. Lets hope that they and I are wrong.”
Should Kuyt be suffering from ligament damage, he could face a spell on sidelines for at least three months, with some reports suggesting he could miss most of the rest of the season.
Roy Hodgson also has injury worries about Daniel Agger, who suffered a reoccurrence of a groin problem whilst playing for Denmark last night, but Fernando Torres is winning his fitness race ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside Derby clash with Everton.