Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones has been handed a long-term injury blow by specialists, according to the club’s eMagazine, Walk On.
As per the report, the 22-year-old has been advised that he needs to “reduce the amount he trains and plays to hopefully resolve the issue”.
Here, they are referring to the youngster’s bone injury, which he picked up whilst playing against Manchester City in the Community Shield earlier this season.
“I was out for 10 weeks,” Jones told reporters in October. “It was a stress response. It was basically swelling in the bone. But if you carry on with it, it can go to a fracture and then a break.”
Specialists claim these long-term issues still pertain, meaning Jones isn’t likely to feature on a regular basis anytime soon.
Jones struggling with long-term injury
Thus far this season, Jones has played just 11 times for Jurgen Klopp’s first-team. This only includes six matches in the Premier League; two of which have come since the turn of the new year.
This is a huge blow for the youngster, who needs to get a run of games together so he can consistently improve at the top level.
Furthermore, this is equally as disastrous for Klopp, who’s previously described Jones as an ‘incredible’ player.
If the midfielder is going to have a chance at an illustrious career at Anfield, then he must continue to battle these injury issues.
Otherwise, the club may look into parting ways with him; instead, focusing on other young players coming through the academy.
This is a really bad situation for Jones, so hopefully he can do all he can to overcome this unfortunate obstacle in his Reds career.