Augusto FERNANDEZ is back from injury after having been sidelined for over 300 days.
The Atletico Madrid man was back and was very happy to have taken part in his first match back in nearly a year. FERNANDEZ has been out since September 25, 2016 after having been substituted off during a match. Tests were done on the player which confirned that he had completely ruptured a ligament in his right knee.
The rehabilitation took nearly a year to come back and made his return in Atletico Madrid’s 0-0 draw against Toluca. Following the match, FERNANDEZ had this to say:
Augusto FERNANDEZ on coming back from injury:
“Before the kick-off, I felt as if I was making my debut again. I enjoyed it. I’m where I want to be.”
“The time to play had come again and I felt I was in the place where I like to be. The truth is that I felt good, I will go slowly to pick up the pace and feel physically stronger.”
“The important thing is that my knee is good, it is responding well and I am going to get back where I was.”
“I feel grateful to all the people who supported me. I have felt that my colleagues have also been happy to see me again on the field and this shows that we are a great family.”
According to rumors, FERNANDEZ will be called-up by Jorge SAMPAOLI for Argentina’s upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches and might even feature with Ever BANEGA in midfield. However, at this point, those are only rumors.