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Liverpool: Gerrard hoping for quick recovery

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posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 11:11 AM
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will have surgery on his broken metatarsal bone to prevent further delay to his recovery.

The England international is set to have a screw inserted into his foot after consultation with a surgeon and Liverpool medical staff.

Gerrard insists he will be back in action in six weeks after undergoing the operation to correct the injury picked up in last month's clash with Manchester United.

The 24-year-old is expecting surgery will speed up his rehabilitation rather than delay it.

"In a way it's good and bad news for me,'' he told the club's website.

"No-one likes to have to go into hospital for an operation, but if it's going to get me back playing on schedule it's better for me.

"I spoke to the surgeon yesterday and he explained that if I just left the bone to heal normally I could have been looking at another eight weeks out, on top of the two I've already missed.

"By having a screw inserted in my foot, the bone will set in place and heal a lot quicker. I'm still looking at another six weeks from now, but the operation isn't because of a new problem.

"It's just a way of getting me fit sooner."

Gerrard's Anfield team-mate Harry Kewell has also suffered an injury setback as he looks to kick-start his season.

The winger is a doubt for Australia's Confederations Cup qualifying clash with the Solomon Islands on Saturday as he struggles with a groin injury.

Kewell has travelled to the Southern Hemisphere to join his national team colleagues for the two-legged fixture, but is expected to miss out on the first encounter, with coach Frank Farina likely to save him for the second leg.

The former Leeds player has been undergoing eight hours of treatment on his groin every day since arriving in Brisbane and missed training on Tuesday.

Sooner England get him back the better.


posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 07:46 PM
And Liverpool aswell, they need him back badly if they want to finish up high in the prem this season.

posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 06:17 AM
Next season for Liverpool, they won't get it together this year.


posted on Oct, 17 2004 @ 11:33 AM
Steven Gerrard is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a foot injury and could be back playing for Liverpool in three weeks.

The England midfielder broke a metatarsal bone in his foot against Manchester United last month and it was initially feared he would be absent for two months.

However, the Reds captain is now aiming to return in the Champions League clash with Deportivo La Coruna on November 3.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 05:29 PM
he is nearing a return

Steven Gerrard is ready to end two months of frustration by starting in Liverpool's UEFA Champions League clash in Monaco.

The Reds know a win against the French side will send them into the knockout stages of the competition, but it will be a tough task for Rafa Benitez's men.


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