Loris Karius could be fit to face Chelsea in a fortnight, meaning he’d only miss one more Premier League game.
The visit of Leicester City next weekend is expected to come too soon for the young German stopped, but a report in the Echo today suggests that will be the last game he is unavailable for.
Our new keeper was originally ruled out for 8-10 weeks after breaking his hand in our pre-season loss to Chelsea in the United States. That would have given him a return date of mid-October, but the latest news suggests he’s confounded those original expert opinions.
It is only five weeks since the injury occurred.
He had the wire support from his hand removed in an operation on Wednesday, and our medical staff are impressed with how quickly it has all healed.
The next question is whether or not he will even be able to dislodge Mignolet from the team. Would you throw him in against Chelsea?