Santi Cazorla, who has had an awful time with injuries recently, says that he is hopeful that he can return to action in 2019. The last time he played for Arsenal was all the way back in October 2016, and the Spaniard has suffered Achilles injuries ever since.
“There have been moments when I’ve thought about throwing in the towel. I’ve thought things like ‘maybe it is not worth continuing’,” Cazorla told RTVE.
“If things go well, maybe next year I can play at the top level again.
“The last surgery was seven weeks ago, and my tenth in total. The first surgery was risky because I took many corticosteroids and the skin deteriorated.
“Then a skin graft was proposed and after that, the infection ate my tendon”.
Cazorla did an interview back in November, and he said that he hoped to be back playing for Arsenal in January. That’s obviously not going to be the case, and there has to be big doubts over whether he will ever play for Arsenal again. Arsenal gave him a one-year contract extension, but that contract will be up in the summer. It remains to be seen whether they will give him another deal in the hope that he returns at his best.
He is such a good player, and he’s one of those players that people love to watch. You can’t help but feel sorry for him.