17 Apr 2016

Boss Confirms: 'Dangerous' Liverpool attacker out for the season with serious 'ligament damage' injury

Ankle ligament injuries appear to be the affliction du jour at Anfield right now, and after Emre Can, Academy youngster Bobby Adekanye is the latest Liverpool player to suffer this season-ending injury.

According to the Liverpool Echo this weekend:

"Adekanye has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage. Adekanye was hurt while away on international duty with Holland Under-17s".

Confirming the injury this week, Liverpool's Under-18s coach Neil Critchley told the the Echo:

"Bobby will be out for a couple of months. It’s a shame because he only just got himself back fit. Last time it was 10 to 12 weeks with ligament damage. We’re hoping he’ll be back for pre-season.”

Some info about Adekanye, who joined the Reds from Barcelona in the summer of 2015:

* 2014: One of 10 Barcelona young players banned by FIFA after being illegally signed.

* Played for Ajax's youth teams until 2011, which means he was at the Dutch club at the same time as ex-Red Luis Suarez


* Jun 2015: Represented Holland at UEFA’S youth development under-16 tournament.

* Jul 2015: Neil Critchley's assessment: "Bobby is going to catch the eye with his ability on the ball. He can play either side and he’s really quick with the ball. He can shift the ball from a standing start and create space in two or three yards, which makes him very dangerous".

Potential first-teamer in the future?

Author: Jaimie K


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