Liverpool academy coach upbeat over Marc Pelosi recovery

Liverpool academy assistant manager Phil Roscoe says Marc Pelosi has had successful surgery on his broken leg.

The American midfielder suffered the injury in an ugly challenge against West Bromwich Albion.

Roscoe wrote in liverpoolfc.com: "Marc had a very good game, there were just a few minutes to go and the challenge was made. To witness that type of injury was difficult for all who saw it.

"As soon as the game finished, Frank McParland, Rodolfo Borrell, Clive Cook, Steve Cooper and I went down to the dressing room where Marc was being cared for by Andy Renshaw and Richie Partridge from our medical team.

"It was quite clear straight away that due to the severity of the injury, Marc would be going straight to hospital. So it was arranged that Andy would go to the hospital in the ambulance with him and that Frank and I would follow in the car.

"Marc was x-rayed and then Andy and Nigel Jones, our Academy doctor, liaised with the first-team medical staff and helped figure out the best scenario for him.

"Marc is from America, so it was about talking to his parents and letting them know what had happened and what was going on.

"He had fantastic care in the hospital in Birmingham but it was agreed that he should be moved to a hospital in Liverpool where he could be cared for by the people who are employed by the club.

"He had his operation on Monday evening and he's recovering now. The great support that the medical staff at the club have given him and the communication and the interaction with his family has been brilliant."

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