Lucas Leiva claimed that he thought his knee injury would be career-ending after undergoing surgery.
However, the midfielder has said that he is now looking forward to making a
timely return to the beautiful game following treatment.
Leiva is a Brazilian international on loan to Liverpool FC, but so far he
has missed more than half of the season following an anterior cruciate ligament
injury sustained in December.
The player told the Daily Mail: "The most difficult period for me was
when I was on crutches for two months, especially the first four weeks after
the surgery when the knee was swollen."
He added that there were times when he thought his football career was over,
but as soon as he started his rehabilitation programme, he began making good
Leiva concluded that his goal is to regain his fitness and take part in the
next football season.
Research from the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has shown that anterior cruciate ligament
surgery needs to be conducted within 150 days if it is to be the most
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Knee replacement surgery news : 4 July 2012