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Daniel Agger out for the 'long-term' with calf injury

Daniel Agger
Agger's last appearance was for Denmark against Cyprus

Liverpool will be without Daniel Agger for an unspecified period of time as specialists seek to resolve the Danish defender's troubling calf injury.

Agger's last appearance was on 12 October when he played for Denmark against Cyprus in Euro 2012 qualifier.

"Agger could be very long-term," said Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson. "They can't put a date on it and at the moment he can't train - he has just got to rest.

"They are anxious that bone doesn't form. It's a calcification issue."

The 25-year-old defender visited a specialist in London last week and has been told not to train to allow the problem to rectify itself.

"Training would certainly accelerate the calcification," added Hodgson. "Now they have to wait and hope the body breaks down the calcifying elements before he can even think about training again.

"He has just got to rest and wait for the next time he goes to see the specialist again."

It is the latest in a line of fitness problems for Agger, who missed almost four months of last season with a back injury.

The Dane last played for Liverpool on 25 September when he came on as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland.

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