Jordan Henderson has had his knee scanned today and the results, as stated by LFC, are as follows:
‘A scan on the knee injury Jordan Henderson sustained during Liverpool’s clash with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night has shown isolated damage to his lateral collateral ligament.
The Reds captain picked up the problem during the first half of the 1-1 draw at Signal Iduna Park and was subsequently replaced by Joe Allen at the interval.
Further examination upon his return to Liverpool on Friday afternoon uncovered the extent of the damage.
Under normal circumstances, an LCL injury can typically lead to anything up to a three-month layoff.
However, Henderson’s issue appears to be less serious and providing all goes well with the midfielder’s recovery programme, the time out of action could be limited to between six and eight weeks.
The 25-year-old does not require surgery on the injury.’
Going by the recovery times being mentioned it would appear unlikely that Henderson will play for Liverpool again this season. However, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that he could be fit again to play in the Euros although he would have limited preparation time. A more immediate problem for Liverpool is the loss of Henderson on top of Emre Can’s two match suspension. We will be seeing a rather different midfield against Stoke, it would seem.