Danny Ings’ chances of playing again this season are hopeful, according to the latest information published by the Echo.
After news broke on Thursday that he’d ruptured his ACL during Jurgen Klopp’s first Melwood training session, it was reported unlikely that we’d see this season’s top scorer before 2016/17 – tragic news considering the young Englishman’s excellent start to life on Merseyside.
The 23-year-old will go under the knife on Tuesday, but medics claim the injury is a ‘clean tear’, meaning the muscles and ligaments around the affected area are unharmed – meaning an early return is possible.
With Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge and Robeto Firmino also currently out of action, Jurgen Klopp had only Divock Origi to call upon for the weekend’s draw with Spurs, but Ings has promised to impress the new boss with his attitude to recovery.
“The only way I can get in his thoughts and show him what a good professional I am is the way I am in the gym or by being positive around the lads,” he said following the injury, in typically professional fashion.
“Sometimes negativity can rub off on players and I don’t want to affect their performance. When you are injured you have to keep a positive mindset and keep moving forward.
“There will be a few down days when I am not feeling myself and I am gutted I cannot be out with the team. But I am trying to stay as positive as I can be.”
There are no doubts that Ings, who was the shining light of the start of the campaign under Brendan Rodgers, will do all he can to return quickly and in great condition.
His wonderful attitude and drive is one of his key strengths, and with Sturridge seemingly unable to stay off the treatment table, we need him back in contention as soon as possible.