Liverpool have given an update on Jose Enrique's injury after confirming that the left-back underwent surgery on his knee and will be out of action until February.
Enrique has missed nearly two months after suffering a problem with his knee and despite making a comeback against Fulham at the start of November, he simply ended up causing further damage and the club admitted afterwards that he would be out for a lengthy spell and would require surgery.
And now that first step is completed with the club releasing a statement reading: "Liverpool Football Club can confirm that Jose Enrique has successfully undergone arthroscopic surgery to resolve an issue with his right knee.
"Enrique is expected to return to full training at Melwood in around 10 weeks' time."
This puts Enrique's return to the senior squad at around February, which will be a particularly important time as Liverpool aim to finish in the top four and secure Champions League football.
Enrique struggled somewhat for game time when Brendan Rodgers came into the fold at Merseyside in the summer of 2011 but the left-back has slowly worked his way into the starting line-up under the manager.
He helped Liverpool make an impressive start to the season but after playing against Crystal Palace on October 5th it became apparent that the 27-year-old had a problem with his right knee.
Now rehabilitation will begin but Enrique will be keen to get back in the mix for selection as quickly as possible as Aly Cissokho and Jon Flanagan will be hoping for opportunities to show they should be first choice.