Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson has revealed that he has not trained for the past two weeks because of an injury.
As reported by The Daily Mail, Robertson justified his decision to withdraw from the Scotland squad. He has told fans that he has a persistent ankle injury which will not heal unless he has a rest.
Robertson admitted that he played through the pain barrier with his ankle injury at the weekend. Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 to move eight points clear at the top and Robertson’s assist for the second goal was sublime.
Robertson on his injury problems
Robertson will not risk aggravating his ankle injury with Scotland this week. He said (via The Daily Mail): “For the last two and a half weeks, I’ve not trained at all for Liverpool. I’ve trained the day before a game, could only play the last 15 minutes against Genk in the Champions League and missed the Arsenal game in the League Cup.
“It’s a niggling injury which won’t go away unless I give it time. My ankle was already injured when a tackle from Rodri on me late in the game against Manchester City on Sunday opened it up again. I was already a doubt for Scotland but unfortunately that made it even worse. I don’t want to pick up more injuries and ruin my season because of it.”
This news will be mixed for Liverpool fans. On the one hand, they will be seriously disappointed that Robertson has an ongoing ankle injury. On the other hand, there is a sense of relief that he is not risking it.
Also, it shows just how much he cares about winning the Premier League. Playing through an injury because of the importance of the match shows the dedication needed for a title victory.