Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has reportedly been given the all clear to continue his comeback from injury, easing fears that he needed surgery yet again due to a setback.
The Reds defender only returned to training in March after missing the entire season due to a knee injury that required surgery before the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
Flanagan is hoping to make his return to first-team action before the end of the current campaign, and even played 30 minutes in the Liverpool All-Star Charity match earlier in the season.
He was also penciled in to take part in a behind closed door friendly match, but did not after a scan revealed fluid in his knee prompting surgery fears.
According the Liverpool Echo, the club feared the worst and sent the young defender to world-renowned surgeon Andy Williams in London for a diagnosis.
Much to the relief of the Merseyside club and Flanagan, the surgeon said that surgery will not be required and has given the defender the all clear to push on with his comeback.
The 22-year-old defender is keen to make his comeback before the end of the season, and this could see him being involved with the Liverpool U21's to regain match fitness ahead of his first-team return.
Flanagan is on the last few months of his contract and will become a free agent at the end of this campaign, but Brendan Rodgers has already confirmed that he will be offered a new deal in the summer, as he remains an integral part of Liverpool's future.
"He is a big part of the future here. He did remarkably well last year and showed he is player who can play for many years at this level," Rodgers said.