England midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, has suffered a “knee ligament injury” that will end his season with Liverpool and rule him out of this year’s World Cup.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was stretchered off early in the first half of Liverpool’s 5-2 win over Roma in their Champions League semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday.
He underwent a scan on Wednesday, where it was confirmed he had sustained a ligament injury.
“Liverpool FC can confirm Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 2017-18 season is over for both club and country due to a knee ligament injury sustained against AS Roma on Tuesday evening.
“The 24-year-old was assessed by the club’s medical team at Melwood on Wednesday morning and no specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage.
“However, Oxlade-Chamberlain will now begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness again as soon as possible, returning to action next season,” the club said in an official statement.
The former Arsenal man had been named in England’s 2014 World Cup squad as a 20-year-old, but he suffered a minor knee injury in a warm-up friendly and did not play in the tournament.