Liverpool's Lengthy Injury List: The Latest Updates

Julian Finney

Liverpool have had a bad run of luck, here is the latest on the injuries. Dr. Zaf Iqbal is a busy man.

With the list of wounded getting longer and longer, it is probably time to take a look at each:

Sebastian Coates: Not that he would be seeing much playing time, but he is clearly out for the rest of the season after his ACL tear.  It wouldn't be surprising at all to never see him in Red again either.

Steven Gerrard: Gerrard has been out for just under a month after doing his hamstring (which must be made of Silly Putty) again against West Ham on December 7.  Rodgers has stated that he may return for the New Years Day clash against Hull.

Mamadou Sakho: Sakho injured him hamstring against Chelsea and looks to be out for a while.  This should open the door for Toure to return to the line up.

Daniel Sturridge: He suffered an ankle sprain in training at the worst time possible, just before the busy December fixture list.  While he should return soon, he looks set to miss the Hull fixture and Rodgers will also probably leave him out of the FA Cup tie against Oldham if he has any sense.

Jose Enrique: Enrique has a lingering knee injury that required surgery eventually.  He still likely has about another month or so left before he would be ready to play again.  Couple that with a lack of match fitness and we probably won't see him again until February.

Jon Flanagan: Flanagan had been the real story of the campaign after some assured performances in relief of Jose Enrique. It says a lot about him that people were worried when he was reported as injuring his hamstring in the Spurs match.  He reportedly tried to play through it, but aggravated it during the Cardiff match forcing his substitution.  He now faces another couple weeks on the sidelines recovering.

Joe Allen: Allen is once again finding himself on the injured list as he has found it very difficult to stay healthy while at Liverpool.  He suffered an abductor strain (groin) during the Chelsea match and will need a couple weeks to recover.  It is unfortunate as Allen's energy and workrate will be missed.

Jordan Henderson: Hendo also was injured in the Chelsea match although it seems a mystery as to what the actual injury was.  Rodgers stated he was playing at 70% for the match, but it looks like he will be available for selection against Hull City so it must not have been too serious.

That's it as far as I can tell.  If you have made it this far you must be thoroughly depressed now.  Go have yourself a beer and cross your fingers for three points tomorrow. Oh, and happy New Year.  If I missed one or misdiagnosed it, feel free to let us know the real story in the comments.

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