The worst fears of Liverpool fans appear to have been confirmed after it was reported that star defender Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the remainder of this season’s Premier League campaign after injuring his ACL on Saturday.
Van Dijk appeared to suffer a nasty hyperextension of his right knee after a thunderous challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford early in the first half of Saturday afternoon’s Merseyside Derby.
The Dutchman, who is considered to be among the world’s best defenders, appeared in obvious discomfort and was quickly replaced by Joe Gomez.
He was sent to a nearby hospital for scans to determine the extent of the injury and, per the beIn Sports broadcast, word has been received that van Dijk has injured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee – an injury which would likely rule him out of action for a period of seven to eight months. (RT)