Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is expected to be out of action for three months after suffering a dislocated shoulder in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
The 32-year-old underwent a thorough examination at the club’s training ground on Monday and the club’s worst fears have been confirmed with Carragher set to go under the knife on Friday, ruling him out for three months.
“I’ll be having surgery at the end of the week,” Carragher told the club’s official 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.
“It will probably be late February or early March when I’m looking to come back.
“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.”