Aston Villa forward Wesley is on his road to recovery. He has been talking about his return to full fitness and has given an injury update.
The latest on Wesley
Speaking via Birmingham Live about his recovery and a possible return, Wesley said: “For 20 days I cried every day because I knew how bad it was. I was having a good moment, I’d just had my first game for the national team (debut vs Argentina in November) so I was very sad at that moment. Now I can see that I can do things again, so I’m very happy.
I have to take it one step at a time because it’s a big injury. I have to see how I feel everyday in order to get back.”
He also said: “I hope to come back and help my teammates. I want to play, score some goals and be happy.”
This is good news for Villa
The cruciate ligament rupture that Wesley suffered against Burnley has seen the Brazilian miss at least 40 games (366 days) (Transfermarkt). The club are hopeful that he will return in 2021 as there is currently a lot of pressure on the shoulders of Ollie Watkins.
Speaking about Wesley in the past, Dean Smith said: “He’s a young striker, but he’ll get better and better.”
It has been hard for the player as his injury was such a big one and he still has a lot to do to get back to full fitness and then show the form and confidence that is needed in the Premier League.
His return, whenever that may be, will be a huge boost as it will add some good squad depth to the Villa side.
However, whilst he’s still a while away from getting back into action, his road to recovery sounds positive and the mentality he is showing to get back on track should be one that is pleasing to all associated with the club.
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