Skrtel allays serious injury fears

09 March 2015 06:01:26 EST

Martin Skrtel has played down the injury he sustained during Liverpool's FA Cup sixth-round draw with Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

The Slovakia international had to receive several minutes of treatment before he was stretchered from the pitch with his neck in a brace, after suffering a heavy fall in the opening minutes of the goalless draw at Anfield.

Skrtel was replaced by Kolo Toure and there were fears at the time that the 30-year-old had sustained a serious injury.

I wanted to carry on but fair play to the physios, they didn't let me - that's the rules!

Martin Skrtel

However, after the game, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said the central defender was 'fine', although he would require a hospital visit as a precautionary measure.

Skrtel later wrote on his official Instagram account: "Everything is alright. I was unconscious for a bit but glad it is nothing serious.

"I wanted to carry on but fair play to the physios, they didn't let me - that's the rules!"

After the goalless draw, Liverpool are 1/1 to win the FA Cup outright and 1/1 to not win a trophy this season.

The Reds, 1/1 to finish in the top four this season, face Swansea City in their next Premier League match on 16th March and can be backed at 1/1 to win the Liberty Stadium clash 1-0.

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