Aston Villa defender Jores Okore could be out of action for nine months after the player ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. Okore picked up the injury during Villa’s game against Newcastle and after a scan the club issued a statement saying
“Following clinical examination and the results of an MRI scan, the club can confirm that Jores Okore sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee in the game against Newcastle on Saturday.
“Jores will undergo surgery in due course and he could be sidelined for a period of up to nine months.”
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Daniel Sturridge’s injury was a grade one strain and he received a lot of treatment over the past few weeks in order that he would recover as quickly as possible.
Sturridge will start for Liverpool against Swansea tonight [Monday] after the disappointment of missing out for England against Moldova and Ukraine.
Manchester United youngster William Keane has returned to fitness after spending more than a year on the sidelines with a cruciate knee ligament injury. Keane was named in the Manchester United reserve team starting line-up for their game against Bolton tonight [Monday]
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup confirmed that Pablo Hernandez has a hamstring problem and could be out for one or two weeks.by