The last few seasons have been trying for 29-year-old Hungarian goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. In the 2014/15 season, Bogdan was replaced as Bolton’s number 1 and only made 10 appearances for the flailing Championship side. Things only got worse for him when he moved to Liverpool, making only 6 appearances for the Reds, and being one of the first players to wind up on Jürgen Klopp’s chopping block.
When the January transfer window opened, Danny Ward was recalled to displace Bogdan in the pecking order, and when the summer window opened, he was summarily shipped out on loan to Wigan Athletic. To add insult to injury, Liverpool brought in Loris Karius and Alex Manninger as additional goalkeeping options. And now to add actually injury to injury, Bogdan has suffered a season-ending ACL tear.
The injury occurred early in the second half during a scoreless draw away to Barnsley. Bogdan had secured the starting gig for the Championship side, already earning 17 appearances for the club. The draw left Wigan mired in 23rd place in the relegation zone, three points from safety.
Even if Bodgan doesn’t have a future at the club, we wish him a speedy recovery. Hopefully he can continue his career after a successful rehabilitation, but it’s a long road back at this juncture.