Liverpool's big Dutch centre-back is very likely to return to full fitness by the time next season rolls around.
What's he doing now?
Virgil van Dijk is in the final stages of his rehabilitation from the ligament injury that he suffered against Everton.
Virgil was able to run outside more than a month ago and had also started being able to hit the ball by the time the season drew to a close.
His final exercises will likely include ensuring that his knee returns to it's best in terms of flexibility as well as strength. The goal will also to strengthen it to last a hectic next season.
Why did he decide to not go to the Euros?
On May 12, VVD had explained his decision to Liverpool's official website: "I am not the youngest anymore.
"I’m obviously not old, but I am quite mature and I know by now what could be a good decision – and I think this decision has definitely been the right one, in my opinion, to give my body and my knee a little bit more extra time to get ready for hopefully a big, big 18 months at least with the club.
"I think the decision to not go is the right decision in the grand scheme of things. It’s tough, but I’m at peace with it."
When will he be back?
Van Dijk and the club's staff have maintained that he will return to full fitness by the start of pre-season for Liverpool.
The club has given their players 7 weeks off and with the return scheduled during late July, that is when Van Dijk will be returning.
His presence in the team from the beginning of starting next season's process will be huge as the Reds look to get back to winning major trophies.