Liverpool confirmed that Joe Gomez has endured surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee and will be out for a ‘significant part of the season’.
It was another blow to the title-holders Liverpool with Gomez, 23, who has had to undergo treatment alongside team-mates Van Dijk and Fabinho, leaving Joel Matip the only fit central defender at Liverpool.
Surgery to repair a damaged tendon in Gomez’s left leg in London on Thursday morning was successful, and the 23-year-old has recovered.
Liverpool FC Twitter feed was filled with joys over Gomez’s recovery.
“Gomez was successfully operated on today to repair the tendon in the left knee,” tweeted Liverpool.
Gomez will soon begin a rehabilitation program with the Reds’ medical team while checking his progress, club employees said.
Earlier England boss, Gareth Southgate, expressed concern seeing the incident.
Speaking of the incident during England’s pre-match press conference with Ireland tonight, Southgate had said of Gomez, “What worried me at the time was that he was in a lot of pain and no one was around when the injury occurred.”
According to previous records, Gomez suffered a cruciate ligament injury during a match for Southampton England U21 team in October 2015 and injured his ankle in a friendly against the Netherlands in March 2018, before breaking his leg.
.@J_Gomez97 has today undergone successful surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee.
The issue was isolated to Gomez’s tendon, with no damage to any other associated knee ligaments and Joe will now begin a rehabilitation programme with our medical team 💪
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 12, 2020