Due to the fact that ACL injuries can take anywhere from six to twelve months to heal, Van Dijk’s most realistic return date is expected to be around April or May. Even if he makes a comeback in the spring, he will be absent for the most of the current season, including the whole Champions League group stage run.
Will Virgil van Dijk play for Liverpool at Euro 2020?
In addition to ruling himself out of Euro 2020, Virgil van Dijk has stated that he hopes to join his Liverpool teammates at the start of pre-season as he nears recovery from the knee injury that ended his season.
What happened to Virgil van Dijk?
In October, against Everton, Van Dijk seemed to have sustained a season-ending injury that required surgery. His knee injury occurred as a result of a challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in October. Is Liverpool’s injury woes finally coming to an end?
What has van Dijk been up to since his knee surgery?
The Holland international stated on October 18 that he had finalized his rehabilitation plan with a knee specialist, and that he has already begun low impact recovery exercises in preparation for his return to the field. The goal is to prepare his body for the next phase of his rehabilitation.
How long will van Dijk’s injury take to heal?
Depending on what the physician discovers after the surgery, Van Dijk might be out for an extended period of time. Aston Villa’s Wesley, for example, sustained a similar mechanism of injury and was later diagnosed with three torn ligaments in addition to medical meniscus damage. He has now been sidelined for almost ten months.