Throughout the summer all indications pointed to Loris Karius replacing Simon Mignolet between the sticks as Liverpool’s new official and actual number one. That plan went out the window when Karius—who was either over-enthusiastic to prove himself, or eager to punch Dejan Lovren in the face—connected with the Croatian defender and broke his right hand in a friendly against Chelsea on July 28th.
Karius’s next stage in his recovery was lost in the shuffle of Tranfermas Mania yesterday, but the German dreamboat ‘keeper successfully had the wires removed from his right hand yesterday. And two days ago Karius tweeted a picture of himself in some one-handed training. Er, that is stopping shots one-handed.
The early diagnosis said he’d be out 8-10 weeks, and Karius appears to be on track for the earlier recovery time. If reports and doctors are to be believed, he likely has about 3 weeks left until full recovery.
Of course, broken bones are not the type of injury where players really can (or should) play through the pain, and everyone recovers at their own pace. Hopefully the Karius’s recovery continues on its current timeline, and he can be back in goal stopping shots with both hands as soon as possible.