Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has taken to Twitter to reveal his knee injury is not as serious as first feared, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 27-year-old limped out of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday, and the initial prognosis revealed he would be out of action for between six to eight weeks with knee ligament damage.
The news came as a bitter blow to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who has seen his team struggle in the past without their only natural defensive midfielder.
But the Brazilian last night took to Twitter to reveal he hoped he would not be out for as long as first feared, and promised to be back in action within a month.
His post read: “I would like to let you know that my injury isn’t serious and I will be back in a few weeks. Thanks #relieved #thedreamstillalive.”
However, the midfielder is still set to miss next Tuesday’s crucial Merseyside derby, as well as Arsenal’s visit to Anfield on February 8th.
Rodgers started Steven Gerrard in a holding position for Saturday’s visit of Aston Villa, but was forced to bring Lucas on at half time with the visitors running riot.
However, he was only able to last 20 minutes before being replaced by Joe Allen, who is likely to start Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Bournemouth.