Medical Insider: What is the extent of Joe Gomez’ injury?

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Dave Davis spoke to our medical insider once again to find out the prognosis on Joe Gomez injury sustained on international duty.

It wouldn’t be an international football break without a Liverpool player getting injured. Emre Can returned to Melwood for further treatment on his back injury, having limped off against Watford which was to be expected.

More concerning though was Joe Gomez following suit after picking up a knock against Holland at the Amsterdam Arena in the first six minutes of the game. Having studied the footage, we spoke to our medical insider to get a prognosis on the young England international and hoped it wasn’t too serious.

Our insider said: “From the look of it, I’d be concerned about his deltoid ligament and/or what’s termed a ‘high ankle’ sprain. A nasty injury affecting a ligament that connects the tibia and fibula at the bottom of his lower leg.

“The mechanism is quite complex though. Hopefully,y it’s nothing too serious and his knee is ok. I’d expect his knee to be ok and the worst case to be a syndesmosis (high ankle) injury. The worst type of those would need surgery and he’d miss around 12 weeks.”

Having made the breakthrough to the full international team and with the Champions League and World Cup looming, Gomez will be hoping it’s nothing serious. The Reds do have strength in that position, but the former Charlton man would surely start against City if fit. Hopefully, the result of this week’s scan is a positive one.

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