Injury updates Liverpool + Norwich

Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given another update on full-back Jose Enrique who was expected to be out of action until February after undergoing knee surgery. Rodgers said

We think Jose will be a few months. It is not a long-term one but will be the New Year for sure.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Coates has given an injury update on his own situation. The centre-back is currently recovering from a long-term knee injury which he picked up in August and he told the official Liverpool site

“I’m making progress slowly but surely. It’s an injury that takes a long time this one, and you have to work hard on a day-to-day basis to recover, but fortunately that’s what I’m doing and so I hope to come back fit and well just as soon as I can.

“It’s been going very well. As I said, it’s a long recovery process for this injury and I think it’s more about how you are psychologically in your head and trying to keep positive in order to be able to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible.

“You always think positively, I think that’s the most important thing. In my case, I keep myself going by focusing on getting back as quickly as I can, and with the national team, the World Cup is another goal to help me with my recovery.”

Norwich

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has confirmed that Robert Snodgrass and Anthony Pilkington are set to be sidelined for a number of weeks.

Snodgrass did not play for Norwich when they faced Newcastle at the weekend while Pilkington was substituted after seeming to pick up a hamstring problem.

Hughton told reporters at Norwich’s Annual General Meeting

“Anthony has had a scan which shows a grade two strain which usually means five or six weeks out.

“Robert came back from international duty with Scotland and felt his knee at the beginning of training on Friday. He travelled with us to Newcastle as we hoped it would settle down, but unfortunately it didn`t, and he could be out for a few weeks but not as long as Anthony.”

Norwich will also be without Mark Bunn who has an ankle problem for a further four weeks, Alex Tettey will be sidelined which his ankle problem until the end of January at the earliest while Elliott Bennett would not be back in contention until the end of February as he recovers from a cruciate ligament injury. It is hoped, however, that Ricky van Wolfswinkel will be back in time for the Swansea match in mid-December. He is currently recovering from a toe injury.

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Lee Hurley

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