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Liverpool FC: Joe Allen has successful surgery

Joe Allen

Liverpool Football Club today confirmed midfielder Joe Allen has successfully undergone surgery on the shoulder problem.

The surgery will rule Allen out for the rest of the season. The 23 year old is expected to be fit for pre-season ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.

‘Joe Allen had surgery this morning, which went very well,’ head of performance Glen Driscoll told Liverpoolfc.com on Thursday.

It’s going to be a relief for Joe that this has now happened for him. It has been quite a long-standing issue. He was repetitively subluxing, so his shoulder was coming out very easily and very often.

‘It was a procedure that was very important. He should be 12 weeks from now, so he’ll be fighting fit for the start of pre-season.’

Driscoll explained the extent to which the injury was affecting Allen, who has played matches without knowing where and when the problem might recur.  He said:

‘I think he has done amazingly well. Anyone who has ever had repetitive subluxations of shoulders will know there is a lot of apprehension involved.  I find it difficult to see how that wouldn’t have affected Joe. It was getting to the point where he would do a high-five to celebrate a goal and would actually feel a sublux.  When you know this is happening, it’s not just the pain that occurs – it’s the apprehension.  He has done very well to get through this and it’s great for him that we can draw a line under this, get him fit and see how he goes next season.’

Liverpool FC: Injury Update: Joe Allen Out For Three Months

Joe Allen

Liverpool summer signing Joe Allen revealed he won’t play for the rest of season due to a shoulder injury and confirmed he will be having an operation in the coming days.

Allen who turns 23 on Thursday fought through the pain barrier to play a part in Reds 3-2 victory over Spurs at the weekend. The surgery date has not been set but suggested the procedure would take place in the coming days.

“It requires another operation which is a bitter blow. These things happen in football, unfortunately, and it will keep me out for around three months when I do get the operation done.  I’m not sure, to be honest (when the operation will be). That’s something that is being decided and I will have to see what comes of it.  I’m not looking to use it as an excuse. It’s something that has deteriorated recently and it has got to a stage where an operation is all that can resolve it. I’m looking forward to getting it done, putting it behind me and moving on from there.  It’s not an ideal situation, but a player carrying an injury throughout the football season is part and parcel of the game and you come to expect it.”

I hope for a quick recovery Allen, he was key for us in our game against Spurs and we want him back asap.