FA Cup agony for Adam as Liverpool midfielder is ruled out for remainder of season
10:05 GMT, 26 April 2012
Game over: Adam's season is over following his knee injury
Liverpool have confirmed midfielder Charlie Adam will miss the remainder of the season – including the FA Cup final with Chelsea on May 5 – after succumbing to the lateral ligament damage in his right knee.
Adam damaged his knee during the 3-2 defeat to QPR at Loftus Road last month and it was initially feared he had ruptured his cruciate ligament.
Scans showed the injury was not that severe but Adam will not feature for the club until next season.
The Reds boss also said the Scotland international would not be fit to be considered for selection for Great Britain's Olympic team for this summer's London Games.
'There is no operation needed but he won't play this season,' said Dalglish.
'And I would think if they had any designs on having him in the Olympics he wouldn't be fit for that either.'
Captain's job: Gerrard will make a return for Liverpool
It is the latest blow for Liverpool
manager Kenny Dalglish, who is having to cope with a mounting injury
crisis during the club's worst run of form since 1993.
Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard is set to
return for the Reds this weekend after missing the demoralising 1-0
defeat to West Bromwich through injury.
The skipper was omitted from the
matchday squad but Kenny Dalglish revealed the 31-year-old has been in
training all week ahead of the trip to Norwich.
'He's fine, no problem,' said
Dalglish. 'We said it was just a precaution so he's back training. He's
been training all week, so there's no other problems.'