World Football Injury Tracker

Ian Rodgers@irodgers66World Football Staff WriterJanuary 7, 2013

World Football Injury Tracker

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    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring tear.

    The 24-year-old, who has scored 10 times this season, picked up the injury during a Premier League win over Stoke City on New Year's Day.

    City manager Roberto Mancini had been hopeful that the Argentinian would be available for the FA Cup win over Watford on Saturday, but the forward, who is recovering in Italy, has not been set a date for his return.

    Here we look at the progress of leading players currently on the treatment table at their clubs.

John Terry and Petr Cech, Chelsea

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    Chelsea captain John Terry is still sidelined by a knee injury he picked up on November 11 after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez fell on him during the 1-1 draw.

    The former England international had been expected to return to action at the start of December but remains sidelined.

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez is still unable to give a date for when the 31-year-old will return, the Mirror has reported, but Terry's progress is being monitored closely at the club.

    Meanwhile, goalkeeper Petr Cech will be out until toward the end of this month after suffering a groin injury in the win at Everton on December 30.

    The Czech Republic international is currently being replaced by Ross Turnbull, who came on at halftime for the 30-year-old at Goodison Park.

    The absence of Cech from the team has lead to Benitez considering investment in a new goalkeeper for the squad, claims The Independent.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

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    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be out for a further "two to three weeks," according to the Daily Mail.

    The England international damaged a ligament behind his knee during training on Christmas Day and has not played since for the Old Trafford club.

    The injury also means the 27-year-old will not feature in the Premier League match against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    Rooney scored twice in the corresponding fixture last season as United ran out 2-1 winners.

Jose Enrique, Liverpool

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    Liverpool defender Jose Enrique is set for a six-week absence from the team after picking up a hamstring tear in the 3-0 win at Queens Park Rangers on December 30.

    The 26-year-old full-back had been in good form for Brendan Rodgers' team this season before the injury.

    The Spanish full-back will be missing for a series of crucial Premier League matches, including trips to Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Holger Badstuber, Bayern Munich

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    Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber is unlikely to feature again this season after suffering knee ligament damage in the draw with Borussia Dortmund a month ago.

    The 23-year-old has already undergone surgery for the injury and is expected to be sidelined for six months.

    The Germany international had only been back in action for a few weeks after a hamstring problem when he suffered his current long-term injury.

Claudio Marchisio, Juventus

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    Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio will miss the next two to three weeks after picking up an injury in the defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday.

    The 26-year-old Italy international was limping with 15 minutes remaining but had to stay on the field after Juve had used up their allotted three substitutions through the game.

    Marchisio, who had already picked up a hefty blow from a challenge with Eder, collapsed to the ground in agony when the final whistle blew at the Juventus Stadium. Fears of a long-term absence were allayed by an MRI scan which revealed only heavy bruising.