Liverpool’s Danny Ings will now miss the rest of season
Liverpool’s Danny Ings will now miss the rest of the 2016/17 season. Reports claim that the injury-plagued forward suffered ‘serious cartilage damage’ to his previously injured right knee.
He is currently consulting with a specialist ahead of surgery on the injury and it’s thought that he will be out for up to 7 months.
- Picked up new injury against Spurs in the League Cup.
- Recently recovered from ACL tear.
- Ings did win a lot of admirers at Melwood.
- Starring for the U23s this season.
- During preseason there was a lot of interest for Ings.
- He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible.
It must be frustrating for him on a professional level as he also missed the majority of last season with knee ligament damage. He has been starring for the U23s this season and has really made a great impression. With many fans wishing he’d return to 1st team action.
He picked up a new knee problem in last week’s EFL Cup win over Tottenham.
“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.”
is so well loved at Melwood
He is well loved throughout the squad who are said to be heartbroken. They watched his rehabilitation last season after his horrific ACL damage, credit to himself for returning as early as he did.
Ings did win a lot of admirers around Liverpool’s Melwood training ground for the way he coped with his ACL injury.
“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.”
Big role in the New Year
Klopp felt Ings would have a big role to play this season. He was delighted with the way he had got himself into contention, scoring 7 goals for the Under 23s.
During preseason there was a lot of interest for Ings, most notable from Stoke, who made serious enquiry.
There are a lot of games around Christmas. There was a level of expectation that Ings would start to feature in these, especially as Sadio Mane would be at the African Cup of Nations.
It is such a shame that he will now miss the rest of the season.
“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.”