Injured Liverpool goalkeeper Karius ‘ahead of schedule’

Date published: Friday 2nd September 2016 9:03

Loris Karius: Missed beginning of season

Liverpool ‘keeper Loris Karius is closing in on a return to full training after stepping up the rehabilitation process for his broken hand.

The 23-year-old German sustained the injury in Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Chelsea in Los Angeles towards the end of July but could return to training as early as next week.

He told “I had surgery on Wednesday, so now the wires have been removed that they put in four weeks ago. Now the fracture has healed, hopefully I can start training now and build it up.

“I don’t know if it is going to be a week or however long [before I am back in full training], I just need to see how it feels. But I can now start using my hands and catch balls. It’s up to me now, basically.

“We’re ahead of schedule because in total it’s been about five weeks [since the injury] I think, but I don’t want to rush it too much. Now I am in the last stages, I just want to feel good and confident about it, that it’s all done.

“I am not going to rush it because of two or three days, but if I feel good then maybe I will be back way sooner than expected.”

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