Well reports eminating from Eduardo himself are now suggesting that he could be back in pre-season training. At the time of the injury, the player was suspected to be out injured for anywhere from 9 months to 15 months. After the surgery, we all thought he would be back in November or December… so to my surprise this news broke and I couldn’t believe it.
Eduardo is currently in Brazil in rehabilitation but has revealed that he could return to Arsenal as early as the end of July or maybe early August. Eduardo spoke today:
“I am returning to Europe from Brazil at the beginning of August, perhaps even the end of July.
“Doctors tell me by then I will be fully recovered and able to play football again. I hope so too.
“I’m feeling well and my rehabilitation is going better than I would ever have hoped.”
It would be a great sight to see back in pre-season. He hasn’t played for the best part of half a year, but no doubt his determination will see him come back a better player.
I’ll always what he said straight after the incident:
“I am unsure at the moment of the extent of the injury and how long I will be out of action for but I know that I won’t be able to play for Arsenal for the rest of the season or be ready in time for the Euros this summer. But I’m not worried about that. My concentration and determination is on making as quick a recovery as possible. I am determined to overcome this injury.”
A Tribute to Eduardo
I do remember people talking about him being back in 6 months, and boy has that time flied? We asked WikiAnswers how long it took to heal from a break and it said:
“It takes approximately 6-8 weeks with a cast. If you do not have a cast it will take a lot longer because if you do not have it in the straight position in the healing process it could form the wrong way and you will be scarred for life. “
The actual break I believe was compound, so it would probably nearer three months to heal.
“Depending on the bone anything between a week and several months (at least). A broken finger with a straight fracture will heal within one or two weeks. A multiple compound fracture of the thigh which is something you really really don’t want to have can take months to heal properly if it ever does.”
I would suggest based on these interesting facts, that the return date of August is quite real. The only thing that makes it hard to believe were the pictures of the incident itself, which were horrific to say the least!
Here’s the interview in video:
I have to praise Eduardo for his continued desired to come back and it will be a good day when the young man is back in the Red and White of the Arsenal!
Have a good weekend!]]>