Reds forward Borini fractures foot
The Italian FA have revealed on their website that Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has suffered a fractured right foot.
Borini, who was training with the Under-21 side ahead of Friday night's European Championship qualifier clash with Sweden, went for an MRI scan on Thursday which revealed the injury.
The news will be a major blow to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who now only has one recognised senior striker in Luis Suarez.
The 21-year-old joined Liverpool from Roma in July for a fee of around £10.5million.
Swansea signed him on loan from Chelsea, who he rarely figured for after joining from Bologna in 2007.
Borini has played 10 matches for Liverpool this season, scoring just once - in the Europa League qualifying win over Gomel in August.
With Andy Carroll on a season-long loan to Premier League rivals West Ham, Rodgers is facing a striking dilemma ahead of the next match, at home to Reading on October 20.