Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Liverpool suffer Lucas Leiva injury blow

Injured midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to be on the sidelines until March
Injured midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to be on the sidelines until March

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is expected to be sidelined for up to two months by a knee ligament injury.

It is understood the Brazil midfielder has damaged the medical collateral ligament in his right knee.

Although not as serious as injury to a cruciate ligament – the 27-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in November 2011 – it will still keep the midfielder out for six to eight weeks.

Lucas sustained the injury just 20 minutes after coming on at half-time in Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa.

He told manager Brendan Rodgers he heard 'a click' in his right knee following a challenge with Fabian Delph.

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