LIVERPOOL striker Fabio Borini is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated shoulder in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Swansea City at Anfield.
The Italy international, who came off the bench to replace Luis Suarez in the second half, had only been on the pitch for seven minutes when he landed heavily on the turf.
Borini screamed out in pain and was swiftly led down the tunnel by the club’s concerned medical staff.
Boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed: “Fabio will probably be out for the season. It looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder.
“It’s unfortunate. It’s actually the other shoulder to a similar injury he had when he was at Chelsea. It looks like in the early stages that is the diagnosis.”
It’s a crushing setback for Borini, who had only returned to action in mid-January after three months on the sidelines with a broken foot.
The striker has netted just one goal in 16 appearances since his £10.5million move from Roma last summer.
A serious injury also soured Liverpool Under-21s’ 2-1 victory over West Brom yesterday.
The Reds’ American midfielder Marc Pelosi was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg towards the end of the game at The Hawthorns.
Joao Carlos Teixeira netted the winner for Alex Inglethorpe’s side after Jordon Ibe’s opener had been cancelled out by Adil Nabi.
Pelosi was the victim of a bad challenge from Liam O’Neil who was shown a straight red card.