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Liverpool lose Aurélio for Braga test

Published: Tuesday 8 March 2011, 18.29CET
Liverpool FC will be without full-back Fábio Aurélio for the next four weeks – including both legs of the round of 16 tie against SC Braga – after the Brazilian tore a hamstring at the weekend.
Liverpool lose Aurélio for Braga test
Liverpool's Fábio Aurélio is facing four weeks out ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 8 March 2011, 18.29CET

Liverpool lose Aurélio for Braga test

Liverpool FC will be without full-back Fábio Aurélio for the next four weeks – including both legs of the round of 16 tie against SC Braga – after the Brazilian tore a hamstring at the weekend.

Fábio Aurélio will miss both legs of Liverpool FC's UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against SC Braga due to a hamstring injury.

The Brazilian defender tore his hamstring in Sunday's 3-1 Premier League defeat of Manchester United FC and is now expected to be sidelined for four weeks according to Liverpool's head of sports medicine and sports science Dr Peter Brukner. "He's got a significant hamstring injury," Brukner told the club's website. "Unfortunately his body lets him down. We've been managing him but this just came out of the blue. It's a partial tear. He'll be out for a month so that's a blow."

Daniel Agger, meanwhile, is also unlikely to be fit for the first leg at Braga on Thursday having not played since the second-leg win against AC Sparta Praha in the round of 32. "Daniel had a nasty kick on a joint to the side of his knee," said Brukner. "They take time and he's a bit of a slow healer. He's still not 100% so we'll have to see if he's fit for the game this week. But it's more likely to be the following week."

Last updated: 08/03/11 19.07CET

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