Following his injuries, Flanagan received a comprehensive medical examination from Aspetar’s professional medical staff. The hospital provides leading-edge medical treatment for sports-related injuries, and is staffed by some of the world’s leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers within state-of-the-art facilities.
Commenting on Flanagan’s treatment, Mr Ibrahim Al-Darwish Aspetar Chief Operating Officer, from Aspetar said: “We are happy to be taking a relevant role inFlanagan’s recovery through an access to our state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and with our world-leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers. The fact that Flanagan chose to come to Aspetar is a testament to our goal of assisting athletes and sportspeople in achieving their full potential through the provision of necessary clinical support, expert knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities to maximise their training and competitive potential. We wish Flanagan the best of luck in his recovery, and look forward to seeing him back in the field soon”.
For his part, Flanagan said:
“I’m delighted to be here to speed up my recovery. The facilities at Aspetar are amazing, and there’s a great rehabilitation centre and physiotherapist to help me with my injury. My thanks go to the staff for all of their support and care”
Flanagan benefited from a wide range of medical care and support during his stay. Full access to the hospital’s cutting-edge facilities, services and equipment played an important part in his tailored treatment programme, and ensured that he was fully supported and prepared ahead of his return to the field.
The player also had the opportunity to tour Aspire Academy and was impressed with the venues and facilities.
ASPETAR is a world leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.
In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC and “IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.
In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”.
ASPETAR is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.
Aspetar Hospital accommodated Jonathon Patrick "Jon" Flanagan – one of the most promising and talented football players in Liverpool – to provide treatment and care after his knee injury. Flanagan has damaged a knee during pre-season.