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Foot injury keeps Kewell sidelined

Published: Thursday 21 September 2006, 20.08CET
Liverpool FC could be without Harry Kewell for a prolonged spell as the Australian needs more surgery on a foot injury sustained at the FIFA World Cup finals.
 
 
Published: Thursday 21 September 2006, 20.08CET

Foot injury keeps Kewell sidelined

Liverpool FC could be without Harry Kewell for a prolonged spell as the Australian needs more surgery on a foot injury sustained at the FIFA World Cup finals.

Liverpool FC could be without Harry Kewell for a prolonged period as the Australia winger needs a second operation on the foot injury which has plagued him since the FIFA World Cup finals.

World Cup woe
Kewell last played in his country's 2-2 draw against Croatia in Germany, having subsequently been diagnosed with septic arthritis – a bacterial infection – in his left foot. The 27-year-old former Leeds United AFC forward underwent minor surgery in July for the problem, which has failed to clear. "Harry has had a follow-up opinion and unfortunately requires further surgery on the foot complaint he suffered during the World Cup," Liverpool said.

Persistent problem
"Harry was diagnosed as having a bacterial infection in the joints of his left foot. A primary procedure to drain the infection was performed in July but it will require further surgery to address his problems. The second operation will take place this week, and after that we will have an accurate idea of the length of his rehabilitation."

Last updated: 22/09/06 11.02CET

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