Medical expert verdict on Diogo Jota being 'derailed' by injury after Liverpool update
Diogo Jota’s latest injury is a result of fatigue and not likely to have any major bearing on his readiness for the 2022-23 campaign with Liverpool.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Jota, 25, played 54 times in 2021-22 as Liverpool went the distance in all four competitions.
And, as relayed by the Liverpool ECHO last Monday (13 June), the Portuguese forward has picked up a thigh problem while away on international duty.
Liverpool fly out to to Thailand for their pre-season tour on 9 July, a little over two weeks away.
But Dinnery is not concerned about Jota’s fitness ahead of preparations for 2022-23.
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“The worry is that it’s a fairly quick turnaround,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“But it’s nothing that would send major alarm bells ringing. These Nations League games were shoehorned in at the end of a very hard and demanding domestic season.
“It’s a fine balance between playing those games and managing players effectively. However, my understanding is that the Diogo Jota one is more of a bit of general wear and tear and fatigue after a long campaign.
“I don’t think it’s anything derailing that carries with it the risk of disrupting any of his pre-season programme.”
Liverpool take on Man United in Bangkok in their first pre-season friendly on 12 July.
They also face Crystal Palace, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg before the Community Shield against Man City on 30 July.