Liverpool‘s Diogo Jota was ruled out of Portugal’s World Cup squad due to a serious calf injury. Diogo Jota got injured in Liverpool’s match against Manchester United. The Liverpool manager had spoken with The Athletic stating that the Portuguese will be out for a ‘long time‘. Journalist James Pearce had even commented that the player’s worst fear had come true after looking at the scan.
An injury specialist on Liverpool’s Diogo Jota’s injury
The 25- year old have four assists registered to his name this season across all competitions. Injury expert Ben Dinnery commented that even after healing from this injury it is quite uncertain on when the Portuguese will be returning back given to his prior injuries. While speaking on The Redmen TV, the expert said,
“The worry and concern with Diogo Jota is you’re not just looking at this latest injury in isolation, you’re looking at what’s happened before that. He picked up that hamstring problem early on in the summer and what we do know, what the research will tell us if you miss that pre-season programme, that cornerstone of your calendar year in terms of football, the reality is the more sessions you miss the higher the likelihood of you picking up another injury.”
He further continued,
“So Diogo Jota is one of those players that will need to be managed very, very carefully because again he’s missed his chunk of a mini pre-season, another opportunity to help him cope physically with the demands of the Premier League during the second half.
“Diogo Jota just because of what has happened over certainly the last six, seven months that’s a worry, that’s a concern and maybe you’re going to be looking to err on the side of caution.”
The club was trying to monitor Jota’s minutes as he only started in four games this season before he suffered another injury.
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