Liverpool Defender Martin Skrtel In Good Spirits As Foot Injury Heals Well

Slovak hoping for quick return to action...
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has revealed that he is hoping to make a return to action soon as his recovery from a broken metatarsal continues to progress well.

The Slovakian centre-back picked up the injury in last month's Europa League tie with Unirea Urziceni and looked set for a two-month lay-off.

But the intensive treatment the 25-year-old has received at the Reds' Melwood training ground is going well and the defender reckons a slightly sooner return might be on the cards.

"I must say, I'm in a better state of health now," Skrtel told his own official website.

"I have been undergoing regular treatment on the injury at our Melwood training centre, along with getting massages and doing various exercises so that the muscles in my foot don't weaken.

"The foot is not swollen any more and it doesn't hurt as much as before. Naturally, I still have to use the crutches but on Thursday I went for a check scan which will determine how the treatment process will continue."

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