WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Daniel Agger of Liverpool gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on August 18, 2012 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Daniel Agger Escapes Serious Injury, But Martin Kelly Tears ACL

Liverpool central defender Daniel Agger left the Northwest Derby on a stretcher. He was suspected to have knee ligament damage, but got lucky and just has a bruise. Martin Kelly did not get as lucky.

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Martin Kelly Tears ACL; Daniel Agger Escapes Serious Injury

Liverpool got a dose of bad injury news to go along with their good news on Monday. Daniel Agger, who Brendan Rogers feared may have serious ligament damage after leaving Sunday's match versus Manchester United, turned out to have nothing more than a bone bruise on his knee, but scans revealed that Martin Kelly tore his ACL.

Kelly's injury will require reconstructive surgery and keep him out what Liverpool called "a significant period of time". ACL reconstruction usually keeps players out for 6-9 months so the Reds may lose Kelly for the remainder of the season. Assuming Jose Enrique gets fit, he will be able to slot back in at left back and Glen Johnson can move across to right back, where Kelly had been playing.

In addition to injuries to Kelly and Agger, Liverpool is also dealing with an injury to Fabio Borini. The Italian was said to have a very swollen ankle after the match and that swelling was still there on Monday. Until that swelling goes does, Borini cannot undergo any scans so his status is still unknown.


Daniel Agger Injured With Suspected Knee Ligament Damage

Daniel Agger is believed to have picked up a medial knee ligament injury during Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, according to Brendan Rodgers.


Manchester United Vs. Liverpool: Daniel Agger Injured, United Go 2-1 Up On Penalty

Robin van Persie has put Manchester United on top of 10-man Liverpool with an absolutely perfect penalty in the 81st minute, and his side are well in control of their Northwest Derby against Liverpool with a 2-1 lead. Van Persie has been arguably United's best player in the second half, but it took a spot kick for him to create or score a goal. The Reds have 10 men and will really have to expose themselves defensively to push for an equalizer.

The penalty was actually given nearly five minutes prior to the goal, in the 76th minute, Glen Johnson hacked down Antonio Valencia in the box, and Mark Halsey pointed to the penalty spot.

Also during that sequence, Daniel Agger was injured, and his injury appeared to be fairly serious. He was down on the pitch for around four minutes, and a stretcher was required to take him off. As he exited the pitch, he was visibly in pain and clutching his left knee. Jamie Carragher has come into the match to replace him.

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