When Lucas Leiva suffered a knee ligament injury during the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last month, the early prognosis was that he would be out of action for two months.
That would have put his return date around March 18. But the latest news from Liverpool suggests he could be back far sooner than first expected.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Head of Performance Glen Driscoll said the following in relation to the Brazilian midfielder:
“Lucas Leiva was due to be in a brace for six weeks, according to specialists' opinion, but yesterday he was outside running just over three weeks in, which is fantastic and shows just how ahead of schedule he is.”
Given that progress, he is likely to be back much sooner than first expected.
While Liverpool fans should temper any excitement with the knowledge that the injury suffered means he will not be rushed back, that prediction of two months looks a little on the long side now.
Especially when Driscoll concluded by saying, “Without providing specific dates, I would hope that by the end of the month we should start to get the likes of Jose, Lucas, Sakho back.”
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