Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse will not play again this season after breaking his left leg in Saturday’s match against Blackburn.
The Liverpool physician Mark Waller confirmed that Cissé had suffered a “comminuted fracture of the tibia and fracture of the fibula in his left leg”.
The striker underwent surgery to have a pin inserted and is unlikely to play again this season.
Bought by former manager Gérard Houllier for £14.8m, the French forward will now stay in hospital for five or six days.
Liverpool’s Milan Baros and Jamie Carragher sustained broken legs in the league fixture at Blackburn last year.
And Carragher admitted the team were all shocked when they learned the extent of Cisse’s injury.
“We were all sick when we heard what had happened,” said the defender.
“We can only extend our best wishes to Djibril and hope he recovers quickly.”