Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has undergone surgery on a hip problem in the United States.
The 25-year-old’s season had effectively been ended once the decision was made to send him to America for further investigation into his ongoing injury issues which have seen him miss the majority of this season.
However, after undergoing surgery in New York the England international will now begin a programme of recovery and rehabilitation.
“Just want to let the world know I’ve had a successful operation on my hip today and I want to thank God for allowing that to be possible,” Sturridge wrote on Instagram.
“Onwards and upwards from here. Thanks for the support.”
He added on Twitter: “Today was a big day for me...Thank you Jesus. Hip operation was successful. Road to recovery starts today!!”
Last week manager Brendan Rodgers said they believed they had made a breakthrough in the diagnosis of Sturridge’s injuries — which the player has previously suggested may be hereditary —which was why they were sending him away.
“I think we have found some underlying issues that maybe relate to Daniel’s issues and problems this season and the ongoing problems he’s had so the medical team here, liaising with some of the medics in America, are doing everything we possibly can to give Daniel every opportunity to stay consistently fit and available,” Rodgers said.
“We have to do everything we can to get him on the training field and into the game, hence the reason for looking into the issue.”
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