Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for up to nine months with a serious injury after hobbling off in the Champions League clash with Roma, according to an Insider.
Liverpool won 5-2 making them big favourites to progress next week but they’ll have to do without Oxlade-Chamberlain for the rest of the season and for the start of next season too.
Jurgen Klopp had said he feared the injury was serious and that appears to be the case after Anfield Express, a solid source of Liverpool news, tweeted that he would be out for up to nine months.
That would mean that he’s ruled out for the rest of the year, although the same twitter account clarified that depending on recovery he could be back from 6-9 months.
That would still mean he would miss the first two months of next season at a minimum and rule him out of the World Cup finals in the summer.
Football Insider verdict:
This is a devastating blow for Oxlade-Chamberlain and it’s terrible news for England fans too. When KLopp said he feared it was serious it wasn’t looking good and now it appears to be confirmed that it’s an ACL injury, which always takes a long time to heal. Nine months out of the game just as he was starting to hit his very best form is a massive knock to Oxlade-Chamberlain’s career and we wish him all the best in what will hopefully be a very speedy recovery.
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