Update on Curtis Jones Following His Absence From the Start of Training in Dubai
Curtis Jones, a midfielder for Liverpool, did not join his team for the first training sessions in Dubai; instead, the midfielder worked independently. Jones did not participate in the training sessions.
The Reds are currently in the second day of their warm camp in Dubai, and the return of Luis Diaz, Joel Matip, and Naby Keita during the break provided a significant boost for the team.
At the beginning of the week, a total of 33 players departed, and Darwin Nunez was the next one to go, but as of right now, the entire squad is not training.
Jones was absent from the group that was held on Tuesday and Wednesday because he, like Diogo Hota, Arthur, Kaide Gordon, and Marcelo Pitaluga, had been injured. The group was held under the scorching sun on both of those days.
His absence has not been explained; however, it has recently come to light that the 21-year-old player is struggling with a new health issue and is not yet performing at his peak level.
Instead of joining his teammates on the field for Wednesday’s training session with Liverpool, Jones went for a jog around the outside of the facility with their rehabilitation coach, Dr. David Ridings.
Jones was observed playing in sneakers instead of cleats, and the midfielder was unable to participate in any contact drills at this time. Jones’ teammates all wore cleats.
There was also no evidence of the academy’s left back Luke Chambers on any of the training videos; however, this absence may have been due to any one of a number of factors.
Jones’s failure is the latest in a long line of problems for the young man during a challenging season. Before the break, he was only able to play seven times and missed 15 games altogether.
Due to an unidentified issue, he was unable to play in the final game before the World Cup. This issue may have persisted throughout the previous three and a half weeks, causing him to be unprepared for the start of the tournament.
A few days after their 3-1 victory over Southampton, Liverpool made the announcement that their number 17 player had signed a new contract with the club that would keep him there until the year 2027.