Ox is back from his vacation
- Ox and his girlfriend were on a summer break
- Now they are back and the photos even catch Ox's almost healed scar on his knee
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to the United Kingdom after a trip to Mykonos with his partner Perrie Edwards.
As it often happens, the pair didn't look fresh and rested at the airport, they looked tired and gloomy. Ox and his Little Mix star girlfriend came back in time to attend Liverpool's opener vs West Ham.
The player himself is likely to miss the most part of the season recovering after a knee injury received in a game vs Roma last season. The scar from the operation is visible on his right knee. Every major ligament in his right knee was damaged, including the cruciate, medial and lateral collateral ligaments.
Only in summer, Jurgen Klopp revealed how serious Ox's injury was and how long he will be absent: "It feels like now is an appropriate time to tell people that for Ox this coming season will be about focusing on recovery and rehab.
"We have known this from pretty much the day after he got the injury and after the successful surgery, we were sure of it. I hope everyone treats this information responsibly. There has been no change, no setback – it’s exactly on the schedule we expected and planned for. The new information is that we’re now giving more detail publicly.
even Ox's teammates didn't know his state at the end of the season. He said: "It is typical of Ox that he didn’t want the news to overshadow the end of the season and, to be quite honest, we thought we could wait and tell people at an appropriate time."
But, apparently, not only we were in the dark:
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain did not tell his Liverpool teammates about the true scale of his injury because he did not want to harm their momentum. https://t.co/0VMIsyVhhx— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) July 18, 2018