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Explaining Trent Alexander-Arnold’s hamstring injury & timeline scenarios

Liverpool RB Trent Alexander-Arnold has a hamstring injury with the England international expected to be out “weeks” according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Timeline scenarios

Trent’s timeline will come down to the severity & location of the tear.

Grade 1 tears average 1-2 weeks, grade 2 tears 3-4 weeks, and grade 3 tears 6+ weeks depending on if surgery is required or not.

Further, the closer the tear is to a tendon, the longer the timeline tends to be.

Ready for City?

Liverpool face Manchester City in 3 weeks – a clash with massive league title implications – and if this is a grade 2, this will be a race against time for Trent.

Risk/reward

The key in that situation will be balancing risk/reward because hamstring injuries do inherent have a significant risk of reinjury.

Some good news is that Liverpool & Trent do have 2 weeks off with the international break coming up to potentially expedite recovery.

I’ll keep you updated as we learn more. 

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Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT, (@3cbperformance) is a physiotherapist, movement expert, strength and conditioning/fitness coach, sports scientist and mindfulness coach. He runs the LA and online based physiotherapy and athletic performance clinic 3CB Performance and you can subscribe to his Youtube channel (which posts a variety of sports injury, performance, and fitness related content).

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