Dudek's injury blow
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool's Jerzy Dudek will be out for three months after dislocating his elbow.Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek will be out for three months after suffering an elbow injury in training on Monday.
The Polish shot-stopper landed awkwardly during a routine training session at Melwood and was rushed to hospital for X-rays.
Tests have now revealed that Dudek has suffered a fracture-dislocation of his right arm and will face three months on the sidelines.
"Jerzy has a fracture-dislocation of his elbow," said Liverpool's Head of Press Ian Cotton.
"He saw a specialist on Monday afternoon and will see another specialist on Tuesday for further investigation.
"He will be out of action for three months."
The incident is the latest blow for the man who was The Reds' hero in Istanbul as an amazing double save and penalty antics ensured Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League.
Dudek has fallen from grace since his heroics and has not yet figured for Rafa Benitez's side during their early Champions League qualifiers, amid talk of him leaving Anfield.
Jose Reina appears to be Benitez's number one choice but Dudek will not now be able to leave now he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have allowed young defender Carl Medjani to join French side Metz on loan.
The highly-regard Frenchman has not yet started a competitive game for The Reds, and spent last season on loan at Lorient.
Medjani will now spend the season at Metz in order to gain more first team experience before trying to break into Liverpool's side.