STANKOVIC PULLS UP WITH HAMSTRING STRAIN

Serbian injures left thigh in training. Maicon back to work with team-mates but out of Udinese game

APPIANO GENTILE - Dejan Stankovic will play no part in Saturday's game against Udinese after suffering a hamstring muscle strain in his left thigh in Friday's training session.

Maicon will also miss out against Udinese. The Brazilian was back in full training but he will be rested as a precaution tomorrow.

After a warm-up, Rafa Benitez's players performed possession drills and played some tactical practice games.  Amantino Mancini, Nwankwo Obiora and Thiago Motta trained apart.


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