Liverpool has opened an investigation into Daniel Sturridge's persistent injury problems after the striker suffered yet another setback in his recovery. The England international, who was not called into international duty during the last break due to his recovery, suffered a thigh tear in Liverpool training that is expected to keep him out of action until early 2015. Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers, who has been unable to field Sturridge since August, said that the club's medical staff are doing all they can to understand the source of his repeated problems.
"It's hugely disappointing to lose a player of that quality," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. "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.”
He added: "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."