Liverpool have confirmed the extent of the injury suffered by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over Roma in the UEFA Champions League.
The former Arsenal midfielder was forced off the pitch during the first half of the semi-final first leg after a collision with Aleksandar Kolarov, with initial speculation suggesting suffered a serious knee injury.
Now, Liverpool have released a statement on their website confirming the midfielder’s worst fears, that his season is over.
“The extent of the injury means Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the remainder of the campaign for Liverpool, as well as the World Cup finals in Russia with England.
“The 24-year-old was assessed by the club’s medical team at Melwood on Wednesday morning and no specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage.
“However, Oxlade-Chamberlain will now begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness again as soon as possible, returning to action next season.”
The Ox had a stuttering start to life at Anfield, but has recently showed why Liverpool splashed £35 million on the midfielder, especially since the departure of Philippe Coutinho.