- Sep 18, 2007
I think he had setbacks with recovery from his knee injury in the past (turned into an achilles problem I think?). He had a lingering ankle problem that turned into ankle surgery after coming back and playing a game before the world cup (maybe not related but probably?)He has had one "set-back" to one injury (a result of a bad tackle), and that has, allegedly, not even extended his absence. It has only pushed it out side of the window that was stated by non-club sources.
Like I said, it was harsh, but he's had a couple of big injuries that haven't been smooth sailing getting fit again from. I'm not worried about Gomez at all, he came back and earned a starting spot beside VVD at the beginning of the season, and whenever he's back, I expect him to be in the starting 11 again. But anytime you have a 'minor surgery' on an injury well into your recovery, however you or the club want to spin it, it's a set back, even if it puts you back on track of original recovery time.
Not sure why I'm even arguing with you about it though, as I also don't think he's anything like Sturridge. I just had the impression that he struggles after big injuries to follow a straight line back to fitness, and after googling 'Joe Gomez injuries' and reading for 5 minutes, I can't tell if my impression is correct or not.