Virgil Van Dijk’s knee injury worse than the earlier report
Virgil Van Dijk’s injury could be “worse than feared” – leaving him never the “same player” again
Liverpool‘s defensive talisman was on the end of a heavy challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
in Saturday’s derby, and it was initially claimed that he would be struggling to return much before the end of
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Virgil Van Dijk’s knee injury worse, The Athletic’s David Ornstein said: “It’s my understanding –
it’s not official – that the damage to Virgil Van Dijk’s right knee is perhaps worse than initially feared
and could extend beyond the ACL.
“It’s unfair to speculate further or give further detail but… it would indicate that we won’t see Van Dijk
back on a pitch until next season.
“He will now undergo surgery. Exactly when, we don’t know.”
And ex-England winger Trevor Sinclair believes VVD’s ACL woe might be more serious than hoped as
he was clattered by Pickford rather than hurting himself while turning or twisting.
The former West Ham and Manchester City ace told talkSPORT:
“If it was an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and without any impact, this injury happens quite a lot,
where there is no-one around the player and he twists and all of a sudden he has done his ACL,
then that’s fine. “You can say he might be back in seven months and might be a similar player