Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson ruled out for two months with fresh foot injury

The midfielder has suffered a further setback after recovering from a heel injury

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for a further two months with a fresh injury in his right foot.

The midfielder was thought to be in contention  to return against Norwich City this weekend, having not played since sustaining a separate, unrelated heel injury against Bournemouth last month.

Henderson visited a specialist in the United States earlier this week to receive treatment on his heel and returned to training at Melwood on Friday.

 

However, the 25-year-old was hurt during the training session, with a scan later confirming that he had suffered a fracture in his right foot.

The news will come as a crushing set-back to manager Brendan Rodgers, who is under pressure to turn results around at Anfield.

Henderson will now undergo minor surgery on Monday, according to the Liverpool Echo, and will be out for around six to eight weeks.

The England international was said to be desperate to return to the side in his first season as club captain.

He now looks set to miss a crucial set of fixtures for the club, including the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park and an away trips to Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea next month.

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