Andy Robertson provides injury update as Liverpool star avoids surgery – .

Andy Robertson provides injury update as Liverpool star avoids surgery – .

Andy Robertson will miss the start of the Premier League season with ankle ligament damage – but has avoided the need for surgery.
Robertson sustained a serious injury when he twisted his right ankle shortly before half-time in Sunday’s 1-1 friendly against Athletic Bilbao at Anfield.

The left-back had to be treated on the pitch but was able to leave the pitch without needing a stretcher.

Robertson underwent scans on Monday and was pictured leaving the city’s Spire Hospital on crutches with his right foot in a splint.

This, however, is common practice for injured Liverpool players until the extent of the damage has been determined.

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And Robertson has confirmed that while he will need a period of recovery, the problem is not considered too serious.

“Thank you all for the kind messages and the support,” he said on social media.

“The scan doesn’t suggest anything too big, but there is ligament damage that will need to be repaired.

“I will be transplanting every day so that I can help the team again as soon as possible. “

With Robertson now out, Kostas Tsimikas is considered the favorite for Liverpool’s Premier League opener at Norwich City on Saturday night.

And the fixture list could give the Scotland full-back an extra boost, with the Reds’ only other games before the next international break being at home against Burnley and Chelsea, giving Robertson every chance of being available for the trip. at Leeds United in September. 12.


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