Liverpool youngster Kaide Gordon is now set to make a “big step” in his recovery from the injury he suffered ten months ago.
Gordon’s 2022 has been a nightmare after a dream entrance into the first team setup. Moreover, a pelvic ailment has kept him sidelined since February.
After becoming the club’s second-youngest goal scorer ever in January, it was not the year he had planned for. But it illustrates the growing pains even the most promising prospects may endure.
Gordon was last seen running on an anti-gravity treadmill at Liverpool’s training facility in Kirkby in the middle of November. Moreover, it was suggesting he was still unable to perform modest outdoor exercises.
Kaide Gordon injury update
However, academy director Alex Inglethorpe stated to the Liverpool Echo that the 18-year-old is now ready for a “major step” when he returns to the field.
“Kaide is closer to getting back. And his rehabilitation will now be on the grass, which is always a good sign for any player.
Mentally it’s a big step when they know they can go back on the field and out of the gym.
The injury has been hugely disappointing for him.”
Supporters may be excused for disregarding Gordon as a long-term possibility because it has been a long since they saw him play, even for the under-21s.
However, the emergence of Ben Doak in his position out on the right side has only served to amplify that.
However, Inglethorpe has been impressed by Gordon’s efforts throughout his time off. Moreover, he thinks that Gordon will be able to “remind everyone” of his potential at some point in the future, not if.
“I’ve been very impressed with his attitude since being ruled out.
I’ve caught up with him a couple of times. And it has been really nice to get to know him a bit better on a personal level.
There is undoubted talent there. And it has been a long way back. But I’m sure he’ll remind everyone how good he is.”