Boston – It’s Lucas Leiva and a half years did not play because of injury. Now, after recovering faster than expected, Lucas was ready to uniform the Reds again in Boston.
Anterior cruciate ligament injury is on the left knee that made Lucas sidelined since last November in the English League Cup match against Chelsea. Lucas makes Liverpool lost the game to be giddy and their performance in the second half of the Premier League had fallen sharply.
Lucas originally expected to be sidelined for nine months and that means he will miss the final pre-season games plus a few early in the season.
But in fact healing Lucas lived in his hometown with his old club, Gremio, accelerate recovery of his knee and “only” took seven months for Lucas to return to normal practice.
He has been practicing since the beginning of Liverpool’s pre-season started and now he took part in the tour ‘The Red’ to the United States. 25-year-old footballer was even prepared to play in friendly matches contra FC Toronto this weekend to get his fitness level.
“He will play. He still had plenty of time to return to conditions prior to her injury. But he came back two months ahead,” said the Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, the team’s official site.
“Normally an injury like this it took nine months. However, he was back in seven months and salute for their outstanding work and performance of the medical team here,” he continued.
“He’s done very well and work hard. We can give it time to play and improve his mental capacity, because obviously he’s just got a very serious injury.”
“He loved football, the club and he has made excellent progress,” he concluded.