Daniel Agger Injury: Updates on Liverpool Defender's Leg and Return

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIJanuary 5, 2014

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Updates from Feb. 11

James Pearce of Liverpool Echo provides a statement from Brendan Rodgers discussing Daniel Agger's injury status:

“Glen and Daniel have come back into training, which is brilliant for us,” Rodgers told the ECHO.

“We will see how they go between now and Wednesday. They certainly look very strong in training.

“Whether the midweek game is going to be too soon for them, we will see. But it’s great to have them back and see their qualities.”

Updates from Friday, Jan. 31

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Daniel Agger will miss Liverpool's trip to West Brom due to ongoing injury.

The Reds' official website provided the update from Rodgers:

The others are still out; Mamadou Sakho and Daniel Agger. As you saw in the last game, Jon Flanagan has come back from being out for a while, so we're slowly getting there.


Updates from Friday, Jan. 10

Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Agger will miss 3-4 weeks, according to Liverpool's official website:

Liverpool's vice-captain limped off the field 10 minutes before the end of the Reds' 2-0 victory over Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup last Sunday, and will now spend a short period on the sidelines.

The Northern Irishman will welcome French centre-back Sakho into the squad for this weekend's trip to Stoke City, however, and shared his pleasure with the return of Sturridge to training at Melwood.

"Daniel [Agger] will probably be three to four weeks," Rodgers told reporters on Friday. "Unfortunately he has picked up a calf problem, so he will be out for a while.

Updates from Thursday, Jan. 9

Daniel Agger has revealed he will be out for four weeks, according to Guardian editor Marcus Christenson:

Updates from Wednesday, Jan. 8:

According to a statement from Liverpool's website, the extent of Agger's calf strain isn't known:

The centre-back limped out of the clash with just under 10 minutes remaining at Anfield, and scans conducted on Tuesday confirmed he suffered a calf strain.

Agger will now undergo further assessment by the club's medical staff to determine the extent of the problem.

Updates from Tuesday, Jan. 7

Sky Sports have the latest on Daniel Agger's injured leg:

Liverpool are set to discover the extent of Daniel Agger's injury on Wednesday after the defender underwent a scan.

The Denmark international limped off towards the end of Sunday's 2-0 FA Cup victory over Oldham, leaving the Reds playing with 10 men as they had already used all three substitutes.

After the match manager Brendan Rodgers said Agger had felt cramp in his calf but the player's reaction to the injury, immediately signalling to the bench he could not continue, suggested it could be more serious.

Agger had a scan on the affected area on Tuesday and Rodgers is due to meet with the club's medical staff to assess the results.

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger exited the Reds' third-round FA Cup fixture against Oldham at Anfield on Sunday, Jan. 5, with a leg injury.   

James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo reported the news:

The Times' Tony Barrett weighed in on the matter, noting that Liverpool have seen multiple players go down with various setbacks:

Agger is a key leader on the club and would be a big loss for manager Brendan Rodgers at centre-half if he is off the pitch for an extended amount of time.

The Reds have the No. 2 goal differential in the English Premier League this season behind only Manchester City, who are currently second on the table behind Arsenal.

After the team's most recent 2-0 over Hull City on Jan. 1 that got Liverpool into the top four in the EPL standings, Agger discussed receiving the captain's armband at Anfield in a match where he scored the game-winning goal, per LiverpoolFC.com:

It's something that not many players do in their career - so it was obviously a big thing for me.

But the most important thing was the three points, it's as simple as that. Not only for confidence but to stay at the top is so important, to hang in there. We did that.

For a defender a clean sheet is the most important. It wasn't our best performance but if we can win and get three points without playing at our best, that's important - especially in the long run.

It does seem like a promising 2013-14 season for the Reds, but any significant injuries to Agger or other prominent contributors threaten to derail this stretch of optimism.