Even though Fabio Borini hasn’t exactly made a sterling impact since his summer move from Roma, Brendan Rodgers will be cursing his luck today after it was revealed the Italian will not be available for the next three months following surgery.
Borini suffered a foot injury whilst training with the Italy Under-21 squad and while at first it looked as though the problem was not too severe, it was eventually concluded that surgery would be the only solution to rectify the situation fully. Unfortunately, this means that the player will now not be available to play for the next three months. According to a club statement, this was the only suitable course of action due to the extent of the problem, “Borini was assessed by the club’s medical team upon his return to Melwood and a decision was made for the 21-year-old to have surgery. Typically, an injury of this nature requires a three-month rehabilitation period.”
It would be fair to say that Borini has struggled to adapt to top flight football since his move from Italy over the summer. While he had forged a very successful career over there, it appears as though he has been suffering with some terrible confidence issues after missing a host of missed chances for the Reds. So far, he has only scored the one goal, with this coming in the Europa League back at the start of August.
However, while Borini may not exactly have been a hit that most people were hoping for, there’s still no getting away from the dire situation that Rodgers now find himself in. After inexcusably letting Andy Carroll leave on loan, the club now only have one senior striker in the form of Luis Suarez. This means that Rodgers will have to rely on youth until after Christmas when either Borini returns or he manages to bring reinforcements in.