Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has had to leave the club’s US tour after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund last weekend.
Former Southampton right-back Clyne is already back in Melwood where he has begun his rehabilitation, the club confirmed on Wednesday evening.
Clyne had looked to be in good shape during Liverpool’s summer friendlies, even scoring an excellent goal in the Reds’ 6-0 win at Tranmere.
Normally, an ACL injury can keep a player out for anything between six and nine months.
Speaking about Clyne’s injury, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said:
“What can I say other than how gutted we all are for Clyney. He was training and playing so well – he was in outstanding shape.
“Clearly an injury of this nature isn’t a happy moment for any player, but the silver lining for him is that, according to the medical guys, it’s a straightforward ACL injury. This means fixing it and coming back from it should follow a path that is free from pitfalls and complications.
“At the moment there isn’t much more to say beyond we’ll all support Clyney in whatever way we can and we look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as responsibly possible.
“He is such a sound professional and is naturally very fit and strong, so all these things are in his favour.”
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