Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out for a year, after his horrific injury which he sustained after going for a tackle during the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final.
It has now been reported that every major ligament in his right knee was damaged, including the cruciate, medial and lateral collateral ligament. Luckily for him, there was no impact to his cartilage nor were any of his bones broken.
The midfielder was operated upon 8 days later, and was privately told he would need at least 12 months in the sidelines for a full recovery but the player himself decided against revealing the news, so as not to distract his team’s push to win the Champions League. Initially, the report said the former Arsenal Midfielder would be back playing by November.
It has now been revealed that he would spend at least a year rehabilitating and that could potentially mean the midfielder will miss the totality of the 2018/2019 season.
Making the announcement, his manager, Klopp said : ‘We have known this from pretty much the day after he got the injury and after the successful surgery, we were sure of it.‘I hope everyone treats this information responsibly. There has been no change, no setback – it’s exactly on the schedule we expected and planned for. The new information is that we’re now giving more detail publicly.
The early stages of his rehabilitation have gone smoothly and the operation was a complete success.