Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has taken to Twitter to reveal he suffered ankle ligament damage during a friendly clash with Athletic Bilbao.
Considering the disruption that injury caused to Liverpool’s campaign last time around, every Reds fan across the land will have been holding their breath as Robertson limped off the field against Athletic.
The Scotsman rolled his ankle in the friendly match at Anfield and required the assistance of the Liverpool medical team to leave the pitch. With the Premier League season starting this weekend, that was serious cause for concern.
Robertson has now taken to Twitter to provide an update on the situation, revealing that he has suffered damage to his ankle ligaments, which looks set to rule him out for several weeks of the new season.
Thanks to everyone for the kind messages and support. Scan suggests nothing too major but there’s some ligament damage which will need to mend. I will be grafting every day so I can help the team again sooner rather than later. Good luck to the boys playing tonight #YNWA pic.twitter.com/urKPCLmHgS
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) August 9, 2021
It’s a real blow for Liverpool, but a golden opportunity for Konstantinos Tsimikas to prove his worth, with the Greek left-back having had his first-team chances severely limited since his arrival on Merseyside.
The 25-year-old will presumably deputise for Robertson during his time out of the action, while Liverpool’s first-choice left-back will be back on the field of play before long.