Rib fracture sidelines Agger

20 September 2011 04:35

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger could be out for up to four weeks after fracturing a rib in Sunday's 4-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

The Denmark international sustained the injury when he fell heavily in the first half and he had to be substituted before half-time. However, there are contrasting reports on the extent of the injury.

"Daniel has got a fractured rib, so he's struggling a bit," Reds manager Kenny Dalglish told liverpoolfc.tv. However, Agger's agent Per Steffensen told sporten.tv2.dk: "It's the worst possible news. He has broken two ribs, and he must keep still for four weeks,"

Steffensen added on tipsbladet.dk: "Daniel is way down now and I certainly sympathise with him.

"He will miss the two (international) matches against Cyprus and Portugal and there is a match against Manchester United he also misses.

"It's insanely annoying."

Source: PA