Liverpool have confirmed that captain Jordan Henderson will miss at least the club's next five matches across all competitions after undergoing sur
Liverpool have confirmed that captain Jordan Henderson will miss at least the club’s next five matches across all competitions after undergoing surgery on a groin problem.
The Reds midfielder was forced off in last weekend’s Merseyside derby defeat to Everton at Anfield with a muscle issue.
And the reigning Premier League champions, who will lose their crown to Manchester City in the coming months, have confirmed the 30-year-old had to go under the knife due to the problem.
Following reports Henderson could be absent for 12 weeks, Liverpool have refused to name an exact return date for the England international.
England boss Gareth Southgate will keep a keen eye on the player’s recovery with the Euros coming up this summer and he is set to miss the Three Lions’ March matches against San Marino, Albania and Poland in 2022 World Cup qualifying.
Before then, Henderson has definitely been ruled out of Premier League games against Sheffield United, Chelsea, Fulham and Wolves.
The skipper will also be absent from the March 10 Champions League second leg against RB Leipzig as Liverpool look to make the quarter-finals of the competition, leading 2-0 from the first leg.
A statement from Liverpool on Friday said: “Liverpool can confirm Jordan Henderson has undergone an operation on the injury he sustained during last weekend’s Merseyside derby with Everton.
“The captain was withdrawn after half an hour of the Anfield fixture having picked up a groin issue that left him unable to continue.
“Following further assessment with the club’s medical team, Henderson has successfully had a corrective procedure carried out on the adductor injury. He will begin a rehabilitation programme immediately.
“No specific timescale is being placed upon his return; however, the 30-year-old is ruled out initially until after the March international break.
“Henderson’s recovery will be closely monitored by the club’s medical department and his progression during his rehab work will determine when he is able to resume full training.”
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