Sunday’s defeat to Man United was compounded by injuries to three key Liverpool players as Fabio Borini, Daniel Agger and Martin Kelly all limped off.
The news is particularly bad for young defender Kelly, who had a scan on Monday morning that revealed he has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee. The 22 year old has been ruled out until next year and will likely face six months on the sidelines.
What I can say is its not the worst injury I’ve had, and for sure ill be fighting for my place next year when I’m back fitter and stronger!
— Martin Kelly (@MartinKelly1990) September 24, 2012
Prior to breaking into the LFC first team Kelly spent the best part of two years on the sidelines with a persistent back injury.
Agger meanwhile has thankfully not suffered ligament damage but “significant bone bruising”. No timeframe has been placed on how long he will be out for as yet.
Similarly, the injury to Fabio Borini – who was replaced at half-time – is not yet fully known and the Italian forward will undergo an MRI scan on Tuesday to reveal the full extent of his ankle injury. The positive news thus far is that there is no fracture revealed on the x-ray.
The trio join Lucas Leiva on the Liverpool injury list. The Brazilian is currently out with a thigh injury and won’t be back until November.
Brendan Rodgers already had a small squad to work with and having four players from his starting eleven out injured is desperately frustrating for all concerned.
Get well soon Martin, Daniel, Fabio – and Lucas.