Agger injury not as bad as first feared, Liverpool defender's representative confirms

After initial reports said the defender could miss the rest of the season it has now emerged that he did not tear ligaments and could be back in training within one or two weeks
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger's knee injury, suffered against Manchester United, is not as serious as first thought, according to the player's representative.

The Dane was injured after he clashed with team-mate Glen Johnson, moments before the right-back conceded the penalty from which Robin van Persie netted the winning goal in an intense match with Sir Alex Ferguson's men.

The centre-back was stretchered off the field after a prolonged stoppage before the Dutchman's spot-kick, with Reds' boss Brendan Rodgers admitting after the game that he feared the 27-year-old had done medial ligament damage.
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However, despite initial reports suggesting the player could be out for the rest of the season, it now appears that the Denmark international will be back in training in a couple of weeks after it emerged he did not tear any ligaments.

Per Steffensen, Agger's representative, told "There is good news. He has not torn ligaments. He has a small rupture behind the knee and it has swollen and sore but once the swelling goes down he can train again."

Following the news that the Liverpool man did not suffer a tear he should be back in training in one or two weeks, however team-mate Martin Kelly has not been as fortunate after he tweeted that he will not return until the new year.

Rodgers' side face a trip to West Brom in the League Cup on September 26 in their next outing, which may be a welcome break from the Premier League, where they are still winless, after the 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Anfield.

However, the Merseyside outfit will go into the clash with bad memories of the Hawthorns, after they lost 3-0 there on the opening day of the season.