Sturridge back on the side-lines

BY NATALI IVERSON - MARCH 27, 2015

England manager, Roy Hodgson, has confirmed that Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge, will once again be placed on the side-lines due to a hip injury.

Sturridge, who had already missed five months of the season due to back-to-back thigh and calf injuries, was sent home from international duty earlier this week, just ahead of Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, in order to undergo scans on his hip.

The scans revealed that the star striker had a small tear in his hip muscle, which he suffered during Liverpool’s 2-1 loss against Manchester United on Sunday evening.

This injury will put the 25-year-old on the side-lines for another four weeks.

“I’m a little bit disappointed for Daniel Sturridge, because when he came to us he didn’t really feel that the slight problem he felt was really any problem at all,” Hodgson said.

“When we did the scan and it turned out that there was a problem he was absolutely devastated, because he didn’t want to leave us. There was no option because he has a slight tear and you can’t play through that,” he added.

Due to his injury, Sturridge will be missing Liverpool’s Premier League matches against Arsenal and Newcastle United. 

 

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