Agger’s injury is long-term – Hodgson

The 25-year-old Denmark international has not played since

September 25 when he came on as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at

home to Sunderland. He visited a specialist in London on Wednesday

to assess the problem and has been told not to train to allow the

problem to rectify itself. “Agger is long-term. They can’t put a

date on it,” said Hodgson. “At the moment he can’t train, he has

just got to rest and wait for the next time he goes to see the

specialist again. “They are very anxious that bone doesn’t form. It

is a calcification issue and training would certainly accelerate

the calcification. “Now they have to wait and hope the body breaks

down the calcifying elements before he can even think about

training again. “So it could be very long term.”