- Rhian Brewster hit with crushing injury setback
- Liverpool striker requires second surgery on ankle
- Teenager has been out since January after suffering injury on U23s duty
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Rhian Brewster has been rocked with a cruel setback in his bid to recover from an ankle injury.
The Liverpool starlet has been sidelined since suffering an awkward landing whilst playing for the U23s against Manchester City in January.
Initial assessments highlighted April as a realistic return date for the striker, who underwent surgery shortly after picking up his injury.
In a tough blow, Brewster is now set to miss the remainder of the season having now undergone surgery on his knee reports the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce.
An extended spell out of action arrives at a frustrating time for the teenager, with high-profile loan departures in January paving the way for Brewster to assert himself as a key figure in Neil Critchley’s U23s side over the final months of the season.
The U17 World Cup winner has made quite the impression on Merseyside since earning a call-up from the U18s towards the beginning of last year.
His new target will undoubtedly be recovering in time to play in pre-season under Jurgen Klopp to avoid a repeat of last summer, when he missed out on likely senior minutes in preparation for the new campaign due to injury.
The gifted youngster has already showcased early on in his career that he has the resilience to mount a determined response.
One added obstacle won’t hamper the forward’s bright reputation at Anfield, nor deny him in his mission to fulfil his first-team potential.
Come back stronger, Rhian.