During an under-21s game for Liverpool’s Anfield side last month, the Scotland sensation faced adversity as he suffered a torn lateral meniscus.
In the aftermath of the injury, 18-year-old Ben Doak, who had been making waves as a wonderkid, hinted at a potentially road to recovery than initially anticipated. This suggestion was conveyed through a cryptic post on his Instagram account.
Having been sidelined since the beginning of December, Doak’s setback occurred during Liverpool’s Under-21s fixture against Chelsea. Subsequent scans revealed the extent of the damage, indicating the need for surgery to address the torn lateral meniscus.
Prior to this unfortunate incident, the talented winger had experienced a promising season, earning promotion to Jurgen Klopp’s first-team.
Doak showcased his abilities in five appearances, including three starts in the Europa League group stages. His notable performances had solidified his status as one of Anfield club’s hottest prospects, marking a remarkable ascent since his transfer from Parkhead in 2022.
The young player was anticipated to face an approximately three-month absence following a surgical procedure. However, he has hinted at a Imminent return to the field by sharing an image of himself engaged in Europa League play, along with hourglass and fingers crossed emojis.
This development follows Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders expressing confidence in the talented youngster’s ability to return even stronger. In a statement made last month, Lijnders remarked:
“He tore his lateral meniscus, which needs surgery. That one will take a longer time. He is young, he is a fit guy, he is a positive guy. So, for sure, he will come back stronger. We need him to come back with the same fire he has with the ball, how he was. We will wait for him.”
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