Liverpool’s Karius suffers broken hand
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on July 29, 2016
Liverpool’s new goalkeeper Loris Karius has broken his hand on the clubs pre-season tour of the USA. The injury will rule the German ‘keeper out of action for between 8 and 10 weeks.
Karius picked up the injury during the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the early hours of Thursday morning while attempting to punch the ball clear, only to collide to punch centre back Dejan Lovren after a defensive mix up. He played on in the game but after later highlighting to medical staff that he felt some pain in his hand, he was sent for scans which confirmed the break.
The former Mainz 05 man had been expected to be first choice for the Reds after some impressive performances during pre-season, appearing a confident figure and keeping 4 clean sheets in 5 games. But, he will miss the opening 2 months of the new campaign, news which comes as a huge blow to Liverpool and their plans for the new season.
Karius has left the tour of America and has returned to Liverpool where he will undergo surgery and begin his recovery.
Simon Mignolet, who Karius was brought into replace, will fill in during his absence and now has a second chance to impress and make the position his own. 39-year old Alex Manninger is also an option for Jurgen Klopp, but is more than likely to be the 2nd choice.
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