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
      3 years, 4 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
          3 years, 4 months ago

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

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        • thegame
            3 years, 4 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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        • #ProteaGoals - Thomass DM10
            3 years, 4 months ago

            Bye guys off to bed see you laterx

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            1. thegame
                3 years, 4 months ago

                cya

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            2. Parm
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 4 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. Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                  3 years, 4 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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                • 4vets
                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    Better than me :(

                    Rip 'em up Parm! :)

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

                      😛

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                  • NABIL - 1 season wonder
                      3 years, 4 months ago

                      big possibility. DDG & RVP may let you down.

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                    • alsybach
                        3 years, 4 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. Dimi
                            3 years, 4 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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                      • Dante
                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          Azpil to Enrique or Cameron to Carragher?

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                          1. NABIL - 1 season wonder
                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              JE for DGW fever.

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                              1. chunk
                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                  Go Agger sleeping giant

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                                  1. NABIL - 1 season wonder
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                      ?

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                              2. iConić - Team Croatia
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                A) More wine

                                Or

                                B) Bed

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                                1. 4vets
                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                    A and swiftly B for me :)

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                                    1. iConić - Team Croatia
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                      Sounds like a plan :)

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                                  • Test Eagles
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                      B then A perhaps?

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                                  • NABIL - 1 season wonder
                                      3 years, 4 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
                                          3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                          1. NABIL - 1 season wonder
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              you're more optimistic than BR.

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                                          2. AriseSirGiggsy
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              Why Gerrard more than Suarez?

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                                              1. NABIL - 1 season wonder
                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                              2. GreennRed
                                                  3 years, 4 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 - 1 season wonder
                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                      good point. is studge ineligible to play?

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                                                      1. GreennRed
                                                          3 years, 4 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 - 1 season wonder
                                                              3 years, 4 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
                                                                  3 years, 4 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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                                                        • Lucky_2010
                                                            3 years, 4 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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                                                        • alsybach
                                                            3 years, 4 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 - 1 season wonder
                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                still Sturridge (c) for me.

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                                                                1. alsybach
                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    Suarez for me!!!!

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                                                                2. 4vets
                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                  • iConić - Team Croatia
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    An RVP hatrick would be special!

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                                                                  • subzero
                                                                      3 years, 4 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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                                                                  • chunk
                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      Suarez hit 100%!on Fiso 10.8 tomorrow

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                                                                      1. 4vets
                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                          1. iConić - Team Croatia
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                      2. Blonde Faith
                                                                          3 years, 4 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 - 1 season wonder
                                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                              1. Dimi
                                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                            • Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
                                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                                1. Test Eagles
                                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                    Rockin' I reckon

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                                                                                2. Blonde Faith
                                                                                    3 years, 4 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
                                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                        bah - reply fail..

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                                                                                      • NABIL - 1 season wonder
                                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                                                      • I Am Nobody
                                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                          Captain for this gameweek? Gerrard or Suarez?

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                                                                                          1. Test Eagles
                                                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                              Bunn

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                                                                                            • Rygar
                                                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                Gerrard

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