Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been flown to the United States as the Reds attempt to find the best possible solution to the 25-year-old’s latest injury problem.
Sturridge has missed the last two Premier League games as well as the FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa with an issue with his hip. In his absence, we’ve scored just one goal across those three matches and it seems we’re understandably anxious to find a solution to the issue.
According to the Daily Mirror, it’s possible that surgery will speed up his recovery, although the source also confirms that there is little chance of the luckless England international playing again this season.
Sturridge will seek a consultation with Peter Asnis, who is head orthopaedic surgeon for John Henry’s Boston Red Sox and also does work with ice hockey’s Boston Bruins and Super Bowl champions New England Patriots.
He will undergo initial scans before a decision over a minor operation is made. If that goes ahead, the process will involve cleaning up the joint and removing any debris.
Sturridge has started just seven Premier League games so far this season, scoring four times. He has already missed five months of the campaign with thigh and calf problems and now looks unlikely to add to that meagre tally.
We’ll have to hope that our No. 15, who was in inspired form last season, can get himself right during the summer break and come back firing next time around!