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28-Year-Old Midfielder     Liverpool  Premier      Full Name: Lucas Leiva

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  3/22/2015
Birthdate:  January 9, 1987    Birthplace:  Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  163 lbs    

February 9, 2015    Lucas News

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Manager Brendan Rodgers said Monday that Lucas will be sidelined for a "little bit of time" after suffering a groin injury Saturday against Everton.

Lucas suffered the injury not even 20 minutes into the Merseyside derby, and while Rodgers noted that Lucas still has to undergo additional scans, he won't be returning soon.

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Lucas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 5, 2015

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Lucas has made 10 appearances for Liverpool in Premier League play this season.

Lucas has moved back into manager Brendan Rodgers' starting XI despite often being used as an unused substitute earlier in the year. Unless Rodgers has a change of heart, Lucas will likely continue to start for the Reds moving forward.

August 25, 2014

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Lucas, after getting a surprise start in the opening match of the season, has been left out of manager Brendan Rodgers' 18 for Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Monday.

Lucas wasn't expected to see much time on the pitch this season after the influx of new midfield options, and with rumors of a loan move to Italy in the cards, being left out of the squad may be a bit of foreshadowing for the Liverpool veteran.

August 17, 2014

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Lucas is in the starting XI for Liverpool's Premier League opener against Southampton on Sunday.

A bit of a surprise, although even with the start, Lucas' fantasy prospects are quite limited given the other options available.

March 16, 2014

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Lucas came on in the 87th minute of Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Lucas replaced captain Steven Gerrard in the match, and while it's good news the Brazilian was able to get back on the pitch, it is unclear where his playing time will come from going forward.

March 12, 2014

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Lucas has been declared fit and ready to return to first team action by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Lucas will be available for selection for Liverpool's upcoming clash with Manchester United, however his inclusion in the starting XI is doubtful. The Reds have a crowded midfield and captain Steven Gerrard is currently performing well in Lucas' customary defensive position.

February 27, 2014

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Lucas (knee) has returned to training but will likely not be ready for Saturday's clash with Southampton.

Lucas seems to be progressing right on schedule from a knee injury that was originally thought to be much more serious. However, It remains to be seen where Lucas will fit into the squad when fit, with captain Steven Gerrard currently playing the Brazilian's typical defensive role.

February 11, 2014

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Lucas (knee) is ahead of schedule, shedding his brace in just over three weeks, which he was expected to wear for over a month.

Lucas is about a week ahead of schedule rehabbing his injured knee, setting him up to return towards the end of the month. It will be interesting to see where the veteran midfielder will get playing time, with captain Steven Gerrard currently manning Lucas' defensive role.