Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 15:59 GMT
Garcia will miss rest of season
Luis Garcia
Garcia was stretchered off against Arsenal on Tuesday
Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

The 28-year-old Spaniard ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Tuesday's 6-3 Carling Cup defeat by Arsenal.

Liverpool head of press Ian Cotton said: "Unfortunately we expect to be without Luis for six months."

Meanwhile, Chilean midfielder Mark Gonzalez faces up to three weeks out with a shin injury.

606 DEBATE: Your reaction to this news

An X-ray confirmed there was no fracture, but a scan has revealed severe soft tissue bruising and bruising to the bone of his right shin.

Garcia's injury means he will miss Liverpool's return to his former club Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League in February.

He was injured after coming on as a substitute against the Gunners, falling awkwardly after an aerial challenge and being carried off on a stretcher.

SEE ALSO
Benitez apologises for hammering
10 Jan 07 |  League Cup
Liverpool 3-6 Arsenal
09 Jan 07 |  League Cup


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us