A probable return date has now been set for Diogo Jota. He has been out since suffering a catastrophic calf injury in Liverpool‘s victory over Man City in October.
The Portuguese forward missed all of the Reds’ preseason due to a hamstring injury he suffered while serving his country at the end of the previous campaign. He wasn’t fully healthy again until September.
And Jota was just getting going. But at the end of Liverpool’s triumph over Pep Guardiola’s team, he was knocked down by another injury issue.
Days later, Jurgen Klopp referred to Jota’s calf issue as a “severe injury,”. And as a result, the 25-year-old was not chosen for the World Cup.
According to James Pearce, a Liverpool correspondent for The Athletic, Jota will likely make a comeback “in late January or February.”
Return date of injured stars, including Jota and Diaz
By the time he recovers, he would have been out for at least three and possibly four months.
Liverpool’s Pep Lijnders gave the most recent report on Jota during his media duties last week.
Speaking about injuries, he merely stated that Jota “would take longer” to heal than Luis Diaz. Diaz will likely be ready to rejoin the team after the World Cup.
Diaz, Naby Keita, and Joel Matip should be. be “totally fit and eager to go” for Liverpool’s midseason training camp in Dubai at the beginning of December, according to Pearce.
Another long-term absentee for Liverpool is Arthur. His muscular injury was termed as “very serious” by Klopp at the end of last month.
Kaide Gordon has been out since February due to various fitness difficulties. And might return in the new year. And he, too, is not likely to be available for a while.
It’s a terrible shame that Jota is unlikely to be ready before the Premier League season returns after Christmas, given how important he is to Klopp’s offense.
Let’s hope that when he comes back, he finally puts his injury issues behind him.