Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to undergo shoulder surgery and he will miss the remainder of the clubs season. Liverpool has just two games remaining against Fulham and QPR and not much to play for, so the mutual decision was to take care of the nagging issue right now.
He is set to miss the next six to eight weeks, which will include England’s next two friendly matches against Ireland and Brazil.
Liverpool issued a statement on Gerrard’s injury:
“Liverpool have confirmed Steven Gerrard will undergo surgery on a recurrent shoulder problem this week. The captain’s injury has progressively worsened in recent weeks and requires an operation to cure it. Gerrard will now miss the final two games of 2012-13, but he is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season training this summer.”
English manager Roy Hodgson will need to name a temporary captain for the international squad in Gerrard’s absence.
We wish Gerrard a full and speedy recovery.