Liverpool Launch Investigation Into Daniel Sturridge’s Injury History


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Liverpool FC have started medical investigations into striker Daniel Sturridge’s injury woes as per


. Sturridge suffered yet another setback in training during the week.

Scans revealed a muscular tear in the forward’s thigh, his return has now been pushed back to 2015. Teammate Jordan Henderson revealed that Sturridge is devastated, and at a low point, following the news of his new problem.

"“It is a big blow, not only for the team but for him as well. He is devastated, at a really low point really because he was looking forward to getting back playing. He felt good so it is disappointing for us as a team and him personally.”“We have to make sure as teammates we are strong for him because he is doing everything he can in the gym and on the training field to get back as quick as he can. Hopefully he has a quick recovery, a speedy recovery and he comes back firing on all cylinders.”Source: Espnfc"

Manager Brendan Rodgers also lamented on the fact that he has lost a player of such value. The manager has not been able to select Sturridge since August, and that has cost his team dearly. The Reds have only scored 14 league goals so far this season, and they are now in the bottom half of the table (11th).

"“It’s hugely disappointing to lose a player of that quality. It happened in a session and it was quite innocuous. He did it when he just flicked the ball, it wasn’t a shot or anything that looked serious. Obviously he felt the pain and then when the medical team told me the next day after the scan it was disappointing.“Whether Daniel needs to see a specialist is something that the medical team are looking into. I think that’s his ninth injury on that thigh from previous clubs and here so there is an issue there somewhere.”“Most players you’ll find want to play through an injury to get onto the field. Very few go out there and are 100 percent. The scan shows a slight tear just below where he had a previous injury.”Source: Liverpool Echo"

Liverpool may have to go back to the market in January, as new signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have been absolute failures so far.

In light of all this, it was being rumored that the club would recall on-loan striker Divock Origi from Lille, but Rodgers has said that it won’t happen.

"“The young player we signed last summer, it was always on the understanding that he had to stay at Lille. I’ve seen reports that he’ll be coming back early but that was never the case. When we signed the player, it was one of the main reasons we were able to sign him — he would have to stay at Lille for this season.”Source: Espnfc"

After going on a wonderful run last season, things quickly went south for the Reds. As if losing Luis Suarez wasn’t enough, they now have to cope with a broken Daniel Sturridge and the misfiring Mario Balotelli. The pressure keeps mounting on Rodgers, he will have to find a way to grind out results, or his team will slip back into the abyss of mediocrity.