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Kuyt's absence is a blow for Liverpool as they face a busy period of matches throughout September and early October
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Liverpool have confirmed Dirk Kuyt will miss the next four weeks with a shoulder injury.
Kuyt suffered the injury during training with Holland ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier against Finland, and returned to England yesterday for tests at Liverpool's Melwood training base.
Club doctor Peter Brukner said: 'Dirk has damaged his shoulder at the A-C joint, which is between the collar bone and the shoulder. He is likely to be out for four weeks.'
Among the games the 30-year-old will miss include the Premier League ties against Birmingham City and Manchester United, as well as the Europa League trip to his former club FC Utrecht.
Kuyt opened the scoring in Holland's 5-0 thrashing of San Marino on Friday night.
The £9million signing from Feyenoord in 2006 also has one goal for Liverpool this season, getting the late winner in their 2-1 Europa League qualifier second leg against Trabzonspor.