‘It is a very serious injury but I’m progressing and I’m in good spirits’: Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists his recovery from knee ligament damage is going well
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has insisted he is progressing well from his knee injury
- The midfielder is remaining positive despite being set to miss all of this season
- Chamberlain said: ‘It is a very serious but I’m in good spirits and progressing’
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has insisted he is in high spirits and that his rehabilitation from his serious knee injury is going well.
The 25-year-old is set to be sidelined for the whole of this season after damaging every major ligament in his right knee, including the cruciate, medial and lateral collateral ligaments in last season’s Champions League semi-final against Roma.
Chamberlain has since had surgery on the injury and insisted on Saturday evening ahead of England’s match against Spain that he is keeping a positive outlook.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has insisted he is progressing well from his serious knee injury
Chamberlain is set to miss all of this season after damaging his knee ligaments back in April
‘It is a very serious injury and it can happen to any of us at any time so that’s obviously something that is never easy to deal with and get over,’ Chamberlain told Sky Sport.
‘But I’m making progress and I’m trying to stay positive, that’s the sort of character that I am and I’m feeling that is the best way to move things forward so I am in good spirits and I’m progressing for sure.’
The midfielder described the injury as the biggest setback of his career after it forced him to miss the World Cup this summer.
The 25-year-old also admitted it was hard to watch England succeed at the World Cup
Gareth Southgate’s plans for Russia had featured Chamberlain and the midfielder admitted watching England progress to the semi-finals in his absence was tough to watch.
He added: ‘I can’t sit here and lie and say it was easy, it was really difficult as I had a realistic chance of playing but at the same time I went into England fan mode.
‘It was amazing to see the boys do so well and it was really exciting back home, so it was hard but I was so happy that they managed to do so well.’
He has documented his recovery from knee ligament injury with multiple posts on Instagram