[Video] Arsenal Star Aiming To Make Swift Return After Offering Injury Update

By on December 3, 2016

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Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has suggested he could be back sooner than expected as he gets set to undergo surgery to cure a long-standing Achilles injury.

Cazorla hasn’t featured for Arsenal since aggravating a troublesome Achilles problem during our 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League back on October 19th.


The Spaniard was initially only expected to be out for a matter of days but the injury has proven extremely difficult to overcome with a course of pain-killing injections failing to reduce the inflammation around the ankle.

After a frustrating six weeks on the sidelines, Cazorla saw a specialist last week where it was recommended the 31-year-old should undergo surgery to finally get to the bottom of what’s causing the pain and inflammation to his right Achilles.

The club confirmed on Arsenal.com that Cazorla would travel to Sweden early next week to have the operation and his full recovery was expected to three months, meaning he wouldn’t be back until March 2017.

However, Cazorla has now suggested that his recovery should be a lot quicker than the club made out with the midfielder claiming that the doctor has in fact told him he should be back playing again in just two months.

The Spaniard made the claim in a video that he uploaded to Instagram last night, where he said:

‘I want to say that we found where the pain is coming from,’

‘The doctor says to me it’s a quick surgery and I’ll be back in two months. So thank you very much for your support and see you soon.’

It's a pleasure to feel your support! Thank you! #twomonthtobeback! @arsenal @premierleague

A video posted by Santi Cazorla (@santicazorla) on

So as long as Cazorla doesn’t suffer any setbacks in his recovery, he could be available again at the start of February. Obviously it’s still a huge blow to lose him for that amount of time and he’ll be sorely missed during a busy part of the season.

However, if he is back at the start of February it means he’ll still be able to play a significant part during the second half of the campaign and will be available to play in our Champions League last 16 games.


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