Kuyt ruled out for four weeks after botched bicycle kick

London: Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt will be out of action for four weeks after injuring his shoulder on international duty for the Netherlands, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The Dutchman fell awkwardly attempting a bicycle kick in training ahead of Tuesday`s Euro 2012 Group E qualifier against Finland in Rotterdam.

"Dirk has damaged his shoulder at the A-C joint, which is between the collar bone and the shoulder. He is likely to be out for four weeks," Liverpool doctor Peter Brukner said on the club website (www.liverpoolfc.tv).

The 30-year-old is likely to miss Premier League matches against Birmingham City, Manchester United and Sunderland as well as the Merseyside club`s Europa League games against Steaua Bucharest and Kuyt`s former club Utrecht.

Bureau Report