Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Faces Lengthy Absence with Significant Hamstring Strain

Liverpool are preparing to start the season without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to another injury blow. The England midfielder picked up the hamstring problem during a friendly last month, and it’s worse than was initially reported.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has a long and concerning injury history, including many muscular strains to the hamstring, groin and quad. He’s also had a serious knee injury and ankle sprain in recent years. Now his hamstring injury is serious enough that it could sideline him for 2-3 months.

As Injury Mechanism has pointed out, this lengthy timeline could mean there is a tear to the muscle or hamstring tendon. This isn’t your standard low grade strain that can heal in 2-3 weeks.

Entering the season, the Inside Injuries algorithm has Oxlade-Chamberlain in the High Injury Risk category due to his history. Now his numbers are even worse.

More on Oxlade-Chamberlain’s health and expectations for Liverpool

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