Arsenal Star Explains How Latest Injury Setback Happened After Undergoing Surgery

By on February 24, 2017

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Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has revealed how his latest injury setback happened after confirming he underwent further surgery on his Achilles injury this week.

Cazorla hasn’t featured for the first team since aggravating a troublesome Achilles problem during our 6-0 victory over Ludogortets in the group stages of the Champions League back in mid-October.

The injury was initially only expected to keep him on the sidelines for a matter of weeks, however, it’s turned out to be a far more serious issue than anyone could have envisaged at the time.

After the injury failed to heal, Cazorla had an operation at the start of December but he then suffered a setback when he stepped up his training at the start of January.

The Spaniard has now revealed that he was forced to have a skin graft last month as the skin around the ankle wound wasn’t healing properly, but Arsene Wenger hoped at the time that the midfielder could return by early March.

However, news emerged yesterday that Cazorla was expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering another setback and the 32-year-old has now revealed that he had to undergo another operation on Thursday after his wound opened up again while he was cycling on an exercise bike.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Cazorla is quoted as saying by the Mirror.

“Everything was going well until I started to do some exercises on the bicycle and the stitches gave in. I had to have a minor operation to close the scar on Thursday afternoon.

“I had a graft done a month-and-a-half ago because the skin on my ankle was practically dead and that was the reason why the wound would not close when I first had my operation in Sweden.

“We hope this is the last one and I can return as soon as possible.”

“I still have one year left on my contract and my only desire is to return to playing and to compete at the highest level,”

Losing Cazorla for the rest of the season is a huge blow as he’s one of our key players and it’s no coincidence that our form has tailed off since he’s been on the treatment table.

We’re a totally different team with him in the side and it’s such a shame that another promising campaign has been ruined by Cazorla getting injured as it was the same situation last year too.

Let’s pray that the Spaniard is able to get himself back to full fitness and ready for the start of next season as I still think he’s got at least another good year in him at the very highest level.

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