Arsenal midfielder, Santi Carzola has announced
that he would be having another surgery to
address some discomfort in his Achilles.
The 32-year-old Spanish international was set for
a comeback this January having been ruled out
since he picked up an injury in a Champions
League match against Anderlecht last October.
The new surgery would be the ninth for Carzola
in the space of one year but the midfielder
believes he’s all it takes to play football again.
Carzola said in a statement on Twitter: “Owing to
discomfort in the tendon which has been
bothering me for the last few days I’ve had to
undergo surgery again.
“I will have to delay the date I am expected to
return to action, I am still full of hope and
motivated about being able to play football again,
which is my great passion.
Carzola’s injury has been described by his club
Manager, Arsene Wenger as the worst he had
seen in his entire career.
In an interview with Marca last month, Carzola
revealed that doctors told him there was a risk
of losing his legs.
Reports also had it that the former villareal and
Malaga man has lost eight centimetres from the
tendon in his right ankle.