Ex-Liverpool star forced to ask for help paying for surgery following nasty injury – Football News

Ex-Liverpool star forced to ask for help paying for surgery following nasty injury

Jordan Lussey came through the Liverpool academy (Image: Getty)

Former Liverpool youngster Jordan Lussey has asked for contributions towards his rehabilitation after undergoing major surgery on his right ankle.

The 29-year-old came through the academy on Merseyside, captaining their Under-18s side before establishing himself as a stalwart in their midfield at under-21 level.

However, Lussey never made the step up to first-team football with the Reds, joining Bolton Wanderers in 2015 which kickstarted his career within the EFL ranks.

He enjoyed spells with Southport, Telford United and Curzon Ashton before rejoining Marine in 2022. Lussey sustained a serious injury whilst representing the Southern Premier Division Central side and has called for financial aid as he begins his road to recovery.

The midfielder has set up a GoFundMe page asking for contributions after he ruptured his ATFL and CFL ligaments, writing: “On Saturday 22nd June, I underwent surgery at Liverpool Spire Hospital.

“Whilst the surgery was a success, I will be forced to take longer off work than I originally thought. This will leave me with no income for a significant amount of time with a young family and partner who is at University full-time.

“Unfortunately, the medical insurance I have in place for my football does not cover ankle ligaments so I am not entitled to any payout. My surgery fees, rehabilitation costs and loss of earnings will take me comfortably over 5 figures. I am fortunate enough to have received a grant from the PFA (Players Football Association) to go towards my bill. However I still remain thousands of pounds out of pocket.

“I have set up this page in hope to get some of the money back I have had to spend which will go towards paying off my bills, cover my loss of earnings which in turn will put less pressure on myself rushing back to work and ultimately focusing 100% of my time and energy getting the best possible rehabilitation to get back on the pitch as quickly as possible.”

Jordan Lussey

Jordan Lussey (left) sustained an ankle injury whilst playing for Maine (Image: Getty)


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Lussey went on to speak of how he is aware that ‘everyone’s finances are stretched’ but is hoping that donations of any size will ensure that he and his family are not severely impacted by his spell on the sidelines.

His tweet about the GoFundMe was viewed by over 100,000 X users and the midfielder has raised £1,200 online.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1914483/Liverpool-news-surgery-Jordan-Lussey