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Groin surgery rules Gerrard out for a month

Published: Friday 11 March 2011, 14.31CET
The Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard will miss his team's attempt to overturn their round of 16 deficit against SC Braga having been sidelined for a month following groin surgery.
Groin surgery rules Gerrard out for a month
Steven Gerrard is out for a month after picking up a groin injury against Manchester United ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Friday 11 March 2011, 14.31CET

Groin surgery rules Gerrard out for a month

The Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard will miss his team's attempt to overturn their round of 16 deficit against SC Braga having been sidelined for a month following groin surgery.

Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard will miss crucial games for club and country after undergoing groin surgery which has ruled him out of action for a month.

Gerrard sustained the injury in last Sunday's 3-1 Premier League victory over Manchester United FC and subsequently sat out the first leg of the Reds' UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against SC Braga. Kenny Dalglish's side now have to overturn their 1-0 deficit in next Thursday's Anfield return without their talismanic midfielder. The quarter-final matches are scheduled for 7 and 14 April.

Gerrard, 30, will also be unavailable for his country's upcoming UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier. England, second in Group G with seven points from their opening three fixtures, face Wales in Cardiff on 26 March.

Last updated: 11/03/11 15.02CET

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