Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva sidelined for two months with knee injury
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to be sidelined for two months with a knee injury, according to reports
Lucas Leiva is set to be sidelined for up two months after suffering medial ligmaent damage in his right knee during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.
The Brazil international was brought on as a half-time substitute for compatriot Philippe Coutinho but had to be substituted after 21 minutes due to injury.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed that Lucas would need “24 to 48 hours” before the Reds could assess the severity of the problem ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Bournemouth.
“He clashed knees with an opponent, so we’ll just see how he is,” Rodgers said after the final whistle. “He just felt a little click in his knee.
“Hopefully it’s not too serious. We’ll not know for the next 24 to 48 hours.”
On Sunday night, Lucas took to his Twitter account to express his feelings about the latest setback in his Liverpool career.
Seja o que DEUS quiser. It is in GOD hands http://t.co/tNroNv5egq
— Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) January 19, 2014
Lucas has endured a troubled three years at Liverpool, having ruptured his cruciate ligament injury in November 2011 before pulling a thigh muscle on his return to the Reds side in August 2012.