Alex Rogers vents his frustration at the news that Danny Ings will miss the entirety of the 2016/17 season through injury.
No, no, no! NO! How cruel can the footballing gods be to one man!? If you haven’t heard by now, Danny Ings will likely be missing the rest of the season with a knee injury which is awfully, dreadfully, diabolically unfair to him.
After being out for almost the whole of last season, it was fantastic news to hear that Ings was back in full training, and he even got subbed on against Derby County and Tottenham in the EFL Cup, where he sustained his injury. Hearing the news that he will be out for the whole season again breaks the hearts of many Liverpool fans.
Knee injuries are definitely not a new thing for Ings, unfortunately. He did both his knees in while he played for Burnley, leading to lengthy periods of time out on the sidelines, but thankfully, those injuries are behind him. Mercifully, this injury is not the injury he sustained last season, but in his other knee, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as horrific.
I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but it’s such a twisted form of fate that Ings was the one to get the season ending injury, after just getting back from his previous season ending injury! Why him?
It’s such a shame, considering he was tearing things up for Liverpool’s U23s, scoring a total of seven times for them and getting himself two substitute appearances in the EFL Cup showed a lot of promise that we would hopefully be seeing him in the first team again soon. Alas, it was not meant to be, not this season anyway.
Can’t lie, when my friend broke the news to me that my man Ingsy would be out for the rest of the season, I had to suppress urges to punch him in the face for telling such a sick joke. My stomach turned when I found out it was, in fact, reality.
Danny Ings has an overwhelming amount of support behind him with pretty much every single player at Liverpool making their support for him public on Facebook and Twitter.
“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 what Klopp had to say on the situation, also adding, “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.”
While I’m sure everyone with a heart will be wishing Danny a speedy recovery, I have a terrible niggling thought at the back of my head that these awful injuries that he has a habit of getting could lead to a shorter footballing career, but let’s hope I’m wrong about that, yeah? Get better soon Danny!