clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Lucas Injury Update

New, comments

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Following the match against Manchester City, manager Brendan Rodgers gave a brief update on midfielder Lucas Leiva, who had to be taken off early in the match with what appeared to be a quadricep injury.

"He's worked so hard," said Rodgers, "been brilliant in pre-season, and then in the warm-up he felt his thigh muscle when he took a shot. We'll have to assess it tomorrow."



The good news, then, is it does not appear to be an issue of the player re-injuring his ACL. Moreover, with Rodgers revealing it was in fact a pre-match tweak that he, the player, and the medical staff all felt was mild enough to allow Lucas to start against the defending Premier League champions suggests the injury should be less serious than many would have feared when the player limped off the pitch holding the front of his thigh.

Given the importance of Lucas at the base of Liverpool's midfield, though, most fans will be holding their breath waiting for the results of today's scan, and we'll let you know of any news as it becomes available.

Update: With the results of the scan now expected on Tuesday, some outlets are speculating Lucas could miss 2-3 weeks and others that he could miss 2-3 months. If it is a case of the player only spraining his quadricep then weeks is likely; if it is a tear then he will probably miss months. Which is the case, however, is not yet known.