Joe Gomez diagnosed with fracture after Ben Mee tackle

Date published: Thursday 6th December 2018 4:13

Joe Gomez will be out of action for a minimum of six weeks after breaking his leg in the 3-1 win at Burnley.

The England man sustained a fracture to the lower left leg during the success at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.

Gomez left on a stretcher and had to be substituted on 23 minutes after a strong tackle from Ben Mee – a tackle which Sean Dyche labelled “fantastic”.

“There were some excellent tackles. The only one that was questionable was Bardo’s (Phil Bardsley),” said the Burnley boss.

“Ben Mee’s was a fantastic tackle and I think Gomez realised that. We send him our best if there is any injury but it wasn’t from a bad tackle.”

The official Liverpool website say that Gomez’s injury was “further assessed” at Melwood before the fracture was diagnosed.

“Initial indications suggest the 21-year-old is facing a spell of up to six weeks out of action, though this is dependent on how his treatment and rehabilitation programmes progress,” read the statement.

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