Liverpool's Gerrard on career saving surgery
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits that his groin injury in March was very serious and that he required career saving surgery to ensure his return back to first team duties.
Gerrard has only played six times under newest boss Kenny Dalglish, and Liverpool are expecting the England international back shortly.
"I basically had career-saving surgery", said Gerrard to Liverpoolâs official site, "and itâs gone really well.
"I was at the stage where I was outside running again but getting some discomfort from around my pelvis.
"It was really frustrating because we couldnât work out what the pain was. When blood tests revealed I had an infection it was fantastic news.
"It was strange because I wasnât ill and usually when you get these types of infections you are in bed sick. Intravenous antibiotics cleared it up and Iâve been pain free for four weeks now.
"Since coming out of hospital my rehab has gone really well. Iâm really happy and positive again. My groin is as strong as ever."