Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after suffering a broken foot in training. The 25-year-old was injured in one of his first training sessions since returning from the United States, where he had undergone a specialist procedure in an attempt to cure an ongoing heel problem.
Henderson is now expected to have surgery on Monday and will be unavailable for England’s final UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania next month.
Henderson broke the bone in his right foot and is expected to face surgery on Monday.
The player tweeted on Saturday: “Very disappointed and frustrated with the injury setback but will work hard to be back as quickly as possible. Will be supporting the team in every way I can while I am unable to play.”
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had said Henderson was in contention to return for Sunday’s Premier League game at home to Norwich City but he was injured shortly after the manager spoke to reporters at his pre-match briefing.