Sturridge could miss eight weeks
Striker Daniel Sturridge could be sidelined for up to eight weeks after spraining his ankle during training on Friday. The in-form England international is Liverpool's top scorer this season, with 11 goals, and the highest scorer in the Premier League in 2013, with 19 goals to his name. Sturridge will certainly miss December's matches against top-four rivals Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Boruc ruled out for six weeks
Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured hand sustained in Sunday's defeat at Chelsea. The Poland goalkeeper was forced to leave the field after suffering the injury when attempting to keep out a Demba Ba effort. Boruc was replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga but the Argentinian failed to impress. But with veteran Kelvin Davis also currently sidelined, Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino will have little option but to continue with Gazzaniga for the foreseeable future.
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Van Persie could feature against Spurs
Robin van Persie has a chance of featuring for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, manager David Moyes has confirmed. Van Persie sat out 2-2 draw at Swansea last weekend and their 5-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. The prolific striker has been struggling with toe and groin injuries, but Moyes admits he has a "chance" of playing at White Hart Lane.
Sturridge injures ankle in training
Liverpool has been struck a massive blow with fears that Daniel Sturridge is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he suffered a suspected ankle ligament damage in training on Friday. The Liverpool striker was immediately taken for a scan on his ankle and, though the full extent of damage may not be apparent for a few days, it is not going to be good news. There will be growing concerns that Sturridge may be out for up to three months again after a recent lengthy spell out when he picked up a similar injury back in May.
Eto'o out for about two weeks
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that striker Samuel Eto'o has a grade 1 muscular injury and he'll be missing for around two weeks. Cameroon international was stretchered off during Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Basel. David Luiz, meanwhile, has recovered from the problem that ruled him out of the Basel trip but won't be ready to face Southampton on Sunday.
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Robert Huth set for surgery
Stoke manager Mark Hughes says defender Robert Huth is likely to need surgery on his injured knee that would put him out of action for several weeks. The 29-year-old had to be withdrawn late on in last weekend's 2-0 win over Sunderland. "We hoped that we would be able to manage him through it," Hughes said. "But it looks like he will have to have an operation on it, so we are going to lose him for a number of weeks."
Baines could be out until new year
Defender Leighton Baines has fractured a toe on his right foot and has been ruled out for up to six weeks. The Everton left-back was hurt in Saturday's 3-3 draw following a tackle involving Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, the first time the England defender had failed to complete a Premier League match since 2008. Baines will certainly miss league games against Stoke City, Manchester United and Arsenal and may not return until January.
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Van Persie, Vidic ruled out against Leverkusen
Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic will both miss Manchester United's UEFA Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday. Van Persie has a groin injury and Vidic is still not being risked after being concussed in a Premier League match against Arsenal earlier this month. Both players missed the 2-2 draw at Cardiff City on Sunday.
Liverpool lose Enrique until February
Defender Jose Enrique is not expected to return to action until at least February after undergoing knee surgery. The 27-year-old Spanish left-back has not played since coming off the bench during the 4-0 victory over Fulham on November 9. Enrique has started six Premier League games for Liverpool this season.
Baines needs x-ray on injured toe
Everton defender Leighton Baines will need an x-ray on a toe injury after limping out of the Merseyside derby. The England international was replaced by Gerard Deulofeu shortly into the second half. Roberto Martinez said that although it was a positive to get Deulofeu onto the pitch, it was a disappointment to lose Baines for such a long time. "We are going to have an X-ray and see how it is but I have never seen him come off a football pitch and it takes a lot for him to come off," Martinez said. "We couldn't afford to risk leaving him on but in the same manner we need to make sure it isn't a serious injury."
Jose Enrique set for long-term absence
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that his first choice left back Jose Enrique will be forced to have an operation for a reoccurring knee problem. "Jose Enrique has been struggling for a little while with an injury," Rodgers said. "He will probably need an operation. It's a blow for us because he's a very talented player." Jose Enrique has only made two appearances since October 5th, which is when he picked up the initial injury. Aly Cissokho will deputise in the position this weekend, although Rodgers could play one the club's many centre backs in the position.
Cole to miss London derby
Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is set to miss London derby against West Ham United due to a rib injury. The Chelsea star picked up the injury while on international duty. Cole was rested against Chile and started against Germany on Tuesday, but was brought off early in the second half after complaining of discomfort in his ribs.