Danny Ings Out For Rest Of Season With Knee Injury
Liverpool Football Club have confirmed that Danny Ings has suffered another season ending injury. The player picked up a knee injury in last weeks defeat of Spurs in the EFL Cup when he attempted to make a challenge in the closing stages of the game.
Ings was out for most of last season, also with a knee injury and had only just started to regain fitness and form with a run of games in the U23 side. Last week’s appearance against Spurs was his first game with the senior squad.
It’s not the same injury or indeed the same knee that he injured in October 2015. Last years injury was a cruciate knee injury to his left knee. This fresh injury is serious cartilage damage in his right knee with the initial diagnosis being that he will be out for seven months to nine months.
The 24 year old is currently seeing a specialist in London ahead of surgery to repair the damage.
Klopp said: “To say we are gutted would be an understatement; he is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this.
“It is typical of Danny’s personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle.
“But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past.
“I’m told the likely lay off is anywhere from between seven to nine months. He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of.”
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