Michael Owen fears for Daniel Sturridge after fresh injury setback

Former Liverpool star Michael Owen fears for Daniel Sturridge following an injury setback during Monday's Premier League outing between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion. The 28-year-old has suffered as many as 31 injuries over the last five seasons.

Sturridge, who is presently on loan with the Baggies, had been underlined as the main threat to the Blues' backline, but his appearances was rather short-lived as he lasted for just four minutes after which he felt tightness on his hamstring.To make things worse, the on-loan Liverpool striker received taunts from the home supporters, and it would not have been a great feeling for a player, who is now facing a race against time to give himself a chance of making the England World Cup squad.

Owen's career was curtailed at the age of 33 due to regular injury concerns which had affected him since the 2006 World Cup, and writing on Twitter, he expressed his concern over Sturridge's situation as he looks to overcome a minor muscle injury."Not nice seeing DanielSturridge limp off last night.I’ve felt his exact paid when your body lets you down. Unfortunately, it meant a total change of style for the remainder of my career. From playing freely to a confined penalty box predator," he tweeted following the game.
Initial fears were that the striker could be sidelined for a lengthy spell whichmay potentially rule him out for the season. However, Baggies boss Alan Pardew has diminished the fears by citing that the striker should return in a fortnight's time to contribute towards their relegation tussle.
The west Midlands outfit have been in the Premier League for eight successive seasons, but their top-flight status is on the line this term with the club now seven points adrift of safety. The Baggies have claimed just one victory since August, and they need to patch up a long unbeaten run to beat the drop, which looks unlikely on present form.