Liverpool confirm Jose Enrique sidelined for 10 weeks after knee op

Liverpool confirm Spanish defender Jose Enrique is set to be sidelined for 10 weeks after surgery on a troublesome knee injury

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield in May 2012 Photo: TSR

Jose Enrique is set to be sidelined for 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on a troublesome knee injury, Liverpool have confirmed.

The Spaniard returned from a month out to make a 29-minute cameo in Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Fulham at Anfield in early November.

However, Enrique, who has made two assists in six Premier League appearances, was forced to have surgery to fix the problem.

A Liverpool statement read: “Liverpool Football Club can confirm that Jose Enrique has successfully undergone arthroscopic surgery to resolve an issue with his right knee.

“The Spaniard has not started for the Reds since the 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace on October 5.

“While the full-back made a second-half appearance against Fulham earlier this month, manager Brendan Rodgers last week confirmed the 27-year-old would require a procedure.

“Enrique is expected to return to full training at Melwood in around 10 weeks’ time.”

Enrique has scored two goals in 81 appearances for the Reds in all competitions following a £7m move to Liverpool from Newcastle United in 2011.

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