From The Physio

From the Physio – Daniel Sturridge

The sight of Daniel Sturridge clutching an ice pack to his thigh after 90 minutes against City offered some concern for those Fantasy managers banking on the new Anfield arrival for this week’s double fixture. Sturridge has been a hugely popular transfer target this week, despite the concern surrounding his chances of making Liverpool’s opening fixture against West Brom on Monday. Reason enough for me to make a return to the fold and examine the evidence on show surrounding the injury.

The initial concern stems from the striker limping slightly towards the end of the first half, after he’d scored the equalising goal, but having observed the match footage, Sturridge was not involved in any significant contacts nor were any excessive joint ranges evident.

The one point of note came immediately after he scored: as he strikes the ball with his left foot his body rotates excessively during the follow through and with the studs of his right foot planted firmly in the turf subsequently not allowing him to “spin on the balls of his foot” to accept the momentum, the rotary action of the force transfers to the knee and then to the hip joint.

For the next ten minutes Sturridge can be observed limping and periodically holding his upper thigh in the region of the Vastus Lateralis. (the quadriceps muscle on the outside of the thigh). However, during this period and indeed throughout the rest of the match this did not appear to affect his mobility or his agility as Sturridge can be witnessed twisting and turning, accelerating and decelerating and dribbling with pace. Movements that would highlight any significant injuries.

It is also worth noting that Sturridge is only just approaching full match fitness and as such his muscles are still adapting to the overload and some tightness in the quadriceps area, which is the biggest muscle of the leg and the prime moving agonist during the kicking motion, should be expected.

He would also have been assessed at half-time and cleared to play without an unreasonable risk of further injury, a further indication that the injury was mild and stable. The evidence leads me to believe that Sturridge suffered a mild grade 1 Quadriceps strain that, with treatment, should see the double Gameweek favourite back for Monday’s encounter.

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  1. Corrigan
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Usually, I'd be rushing to save that .1 but this GW rests on a delicate knife edge.

    The repurcussions should it go wrong doesn't bear thinking about.

    *shudders*

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    1. 4vets
      4 years, 8 months ago

      You have an uneasy relationship with RVP, don't you?

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    2. thegame
      4 years, 8 months ago

      ye im the same altho the amount of price changes have been frustrating...hopefully they will work out tho

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  2. Thomass
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Bye guys off to bed see you laterx

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    1. thegame
      4 years, 8 months ago

      cya

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  3. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    100+? 😉

    de Gea.
    Azpilicueta, Nastasic, Davies.
    Mata, Bale, Walcott, Michu.
    Van Persie, Suarez, Sturridge.

    Bench(Some shite players 😉 )

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    1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Migs, Rafa and Zaba > DDG, Azpi and Nasty

      No Bale scares me as ever.

      I predict good weeks for both of us

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    2. 4vets
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Better than me 🙁

      Rip 'em up Parm! 🙂

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      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 8 months ago

        😛

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    3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      4 years, 8 months ago

      big possibility. DDG & RVP may let you down.

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    4. alsybach
      4 years, 8 months ago

      if you score 10 points or 200 points it will be totally irrelevant this week as everybody has got the same team..............

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      1. Murty.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Interesting- but
        Suppose it holds through more for those who have just Wildcarded in the last couple of GWS tho.
        I'm going in to this GW with Sturridge, Johnson and Davies as my 3 DGWs..
        Plenty of differential ( and fingers crossed) there.. Don't think Sturridge nor Johnson will be overly popular capt choices. It's not like we are all on RvP again.
        The capt choice will make the key difference this week.

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  4. Dante
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Azpil to Enrique or Cameron to Carragher?

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    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      4 years, 8 months ago

      JE for DGW fever.

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      1. chunk
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Go Agger sleeping giant

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        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          4 years, 8 months ago

          ?

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  5. iCon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    A) More wine

    Or

    B) Bed

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    1. 4vets
      4 years, 8 months ago

      A and swiftly B for me 🙂

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      1. iCon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Sounds like a plan 🙂

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    2. Test Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      B then A perhaps?

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  6. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    4 years, 8 months ago

    fellows, what are the points prediction for the Liverpool favourites? let me go first.

    Suarez = 10 - 12 points
    Gerrard = 13 - 15 points
    Sturridge = 13 - 15 points
    GJ = 8 - 10 points
    JE = 6 - 8 points.

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    1. alsybach
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Henderson - 22 points (c) 44!!!!!!!

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      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        4 years, 8 months ago

        you're more optimistic than BR.

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    2. AriseSirGiggsy
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Why Gerrard more than Suarez?

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      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        4 years, 8 months ago

        on deadly form, set pieces, cleanie(s).

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    3. GreennRed
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Suarez 10
      Sturridge 12
      Stevie G 11
      Glenner 7
      Enrique 5

      I expect them to concede in both and Sturridge the only of those 5 to definitely play 90 mins in both games cos of Zenith games on 14th and 21st.

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      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        4 years, 8 months ago

        good point. is studge ineligible to play?

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        1. GreennRed
          4 years, 8 months ago

          Yip, he's cup-tied. Apparently cos Chelsea are also in Europa now but that doesn't make sense to me?

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          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            4 years, 8 months ago

            he's cup-tied only if he has featured for Chelsea in the UCL. don't think so.

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            1. GreennRed
              4 years, 8 months ago

              I read that on a Pool forum. No matter, he's cup tied. Not in the Liverpool squad in Europa FF.

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    4. Lucky_2010
      4 years, 8 months ago

      suarez = 10- 18 pts
      gerrard = 7 - 12 pts
      sturridge =10 - 15pts
      johson = 6 - 10 pts
      enrique = 6 - 10 pts

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  7. alsybach
    4 years, 8 months ago

    I think RVP is ready to EXPLODE three empty weeks in a row - no way jose!!!
    Bring on the Persie Steamroller.......might even captain the big fella - thise who have taken him out be afraid, be VERY afraid!!!

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    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      4 years, 8 months ago

      still Sturridge (c) for me.

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      1. alsybach
        4 years, 8 months ago

        Suarez for me!!!!

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    2. 4vets
      4 years, 8 months ago

      A 3rd no pointer... oh... oh...

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    3. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      An RVP hatrick would be special!

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    4. subzero
      4 years, 8 months ago

      RVP is worst value for money even when he scores. He was value as reliable captain when others weren't consistent. Now totally useless.

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  8. chunk
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Suarez hit 100%!on Fiso 10.8 tomorrow

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    1. 4vets
      4 years, 8 months ago

      OMG! I am so happy. Party all night? 😉

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      1. iCon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 8 months ago

        I occasionally smirk at the metamorphosis of your name! The beauty of hanging around this forum 🙂

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  9. Blonde Faith
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone help me choose?

    A) With 3 DGWers already, doing Bale > Gerrard for a hit is mindless kneejerking, but I'm chasing in my mini-league and the 2 above me both have StevieG and Suarez..

    B) I'd get more differential if do Bale > Michu and I upgrade my sub goalie to Reina. With a non-nailed on bencher I'd be looking at -12pt in hits over the 2 weeks to field 11, but that's just -4pt more than (A)

    C) Stop fannying about and stick with Davies, Henderson and Sturridge for free

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    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      4 years, 8 months ago

      keep Bale. so C but i'd prefer Gerrard/Michu/Downing over Hendo anytime.

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      1. Murty.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 8 months ago

        C- risky as you like but u ll be hailed a genius if it works and it can!

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  10. Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
    4 years, 8 months ago

    How is my team looking, chaps?> http://imgur.com/H3IPg8M

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    1. Test Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Rockin' I reckon

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  11. Blonde Faith
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Yeah me too, but non-compatible with 'keep Bale'. I've resisted shipping Mata, RVP, etc for the same reasons. This means either 2 hits this week or one sub-7m transfer for -4pt.

    I could do Wilshere > Routledge, for example, but is there any point?

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    1. Blonde Faith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      bah - reply fail..

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    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      4 years, 8 months ago

      nah, i won't ditch someone who's probably on form. so keep Wilshere too.

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  12. I Am Nobody
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Captain for this gameweek? Gerrard or Suarez?

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    1. Test Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Bunn

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    2. Rygar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 8 months ago

      Gerrard

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