Liverpool took a hit last week when midfielder Jordan Henderson, who had previously missed a chunk of the season due to a foot injury, was ruled out for the rest of the campaign after he hurt his knee in the team's first Europa League quarterfinal leg against Dortmund.
Now it appears the second part of Liverpool's physical midfield duo could also miss extended time.
Emre Can joined in the mob celebration when Dejan Lovren scored an added time winner to send the Reds past Borussia Dortmund and into the semi-finals against Villarreal. But he had already been subbed off at that point with an ankle injury that kept him on the ground in pain for more than a minute as the Liverpool training staff came out to check on him.
He left Anfield on crutches, according to a report, and will undergo a scan to assess whether there is any ligament damage to his ankle. The Liverpool Echo claim that there are legitimate fears that Can will miss the remainder of the season, though there's no confirmation of that as of yet.
Even if the injury is a false alarm, though, Can is set to miss Sunday's league game against Bournemouth as he completes the second game of his domestic ban.