Jordan Henderson has already missed Liverpool’s last three Premier League games due to a lingering foot injury, and it’s beginning to sound like the Reds’ new captain is going to be out of action a little while longer.
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After failing to hit his target for a return to action — this past weekend following the recently-completed international break — Henderson, 25, has reportedly flown across the Atlantic Ocean, to the United States, to receive another opinion and further treatment options for the heel and sole injury picked up in a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Aug. 17.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Henderson has traveled to the U.S. with Liverpool’s club doctor to visit orthopedic specialist, Dr. James Cozzarelli.
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In Henderson’s absence, Liverpool have earned just one point from a possible nine (3-0 and 3-1 losses to West Ham United and Manchester United, respectively), earned in a scoreless away draw with Arsenal three weeks ago.
The last time an injured Liverpool player traveled to the U.S. on injury-related business, Daniel Sturridge ended up having season-ending hip surgery, an operation from which he’s only just returning now. The Echo‘s report says Henderson will not require surgery, thus a much shorter timetable for a return to action is expected.