Coutinho may be side­lined six weeks

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Liver­pool for­ward Philippe Coutinho had a scan on his an­kle in­jury yes­ter­day and, ac­cord­ing to some web­sites, he could be side­lined un­til the mid­dle of Jan­uary.

Coutinho was taken off on a stretcher af­ter col­lid­ing with Di­dier Ndong of Sun­der­land dur­ing the first half of Satur­day’s 2-0 win at An­field.

The full re­sults of the scan are not yet known, but it is thought the Brazil­ian player is suf­fer­ing from lig­a­ment dam­age.

That usu­ally means a player is side­lined for five or six weeks. If that is the case, he looks likely to miss some im­por­tant matches.

Liver­pool face Ever­ton in the Mersey­side derby at Good­i­son Park on 19 De­cem­ber, and meet Manch­ester City at An­field on New Year’s Eve.

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