By now you’ve probably heard that Virgil van Dijk will likely miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. The Liverpool centerback will undergo surgery to repair the knee and will immediately begin rehab. Virgil wrote an open letter to supporters on Sunday evening to let them know he’s thankful for the support and he’ll come back stronger.
Here’s what he wrote:
“This afternoon I met with a leading consultant to start the process of planning the finer details of my rehabilitation following the incident yesterday.
“I’m now fully focussed on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as quickly as possible. Despite the obvious disappointment, I’m a firm believer that within difficulty lies opportunity and with God’s help I’m going to make sure I can return better, fitter and stronger than ever before.
“In football, as in life, I believe everything happens for a reason and it’s important to try and keep level headed whether going through the highs or the lows. With the support of my wife, kids, family and everyone at Liverpool, I’m ready for the challenge ahead.
“I’d like to thank everyone for the messages of support, it’s meant a huge amount to me and my family, and I’ll now be doing everything possible to support my teammates in any way I can ahead of a big few weeks ahead as I take my own recovery day by day. I’ll be back.”
It’s going to be a long season without Virgil, but it’s important to not give up hope in our boys. They’re a very good football team. We have the best manager in the world and we know how to deal with adversity. Don’t give up. We can’t be in the stadiums and we can’t even really be with each other because of the ongoing crisis in the world, but we need to stick together and support our club. Remember: At the end of the storm there’s a golden sky.