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Liverpool's Carragher faces three months out injured


Carragher injury adds to Hodgson's woe

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher faces up to three months out after dislocating his shoulder.

The 32-year-old picked up the injury in Sunday's 2-1 defeat by Tottenham at White Hart Lane, his 450th Premier League appearance for Liverpool.

"It'll probably be late February or early March when I look to come back," Carragher told the club website.

"The average is about 12 weeks. I'd like to come back before that but I've got to make sure it's right."

Carragher added: "It's difficult for me when I'm injured. It hasn't happened very often, and I'm very lucky with that I suppose, but maybe it's caught up with me a little bit now.


"I've been here before with a broken leg which put me out this length of time. It's not easy but you've got to get on with it, and it makes you more determined to get back.

"I'm sure towards the end of the season when people are maybe feeling a little bit tired I'll be raring to go."

The loss of Carragher is in addition to Steven Gerrard's absence with a hamstring injury, picked up during England's 2-1 friendly loss to France on 17 November.

The midfielder is expected to be out for between three and four weeks.

Greek centre-back Sotirios Kyrgiakos, who retired from international football in August, came on for Carragher in north London for his sixth league appearance of the season.

He is likely to deputise in Carragher's absence with Martin Kelly, who impressed at right-back in the 2-0 win over Chelsea earlier this season, another option for Hodgson.

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