The dark side of football. The lesions.Pains. Eternal recoveries that never end. One month, two months, one year, another … The endless account. One step forward and two steps back. It is the hardness of the ball.Some can not and end up yielding.They leave, they leave, they retire.The premature adis, the crying for the farewell. Others endure, surpass it. But it never becomes the same again.
They are soccer players marked by suffering.Ronaldo, Van Basten, Cazorla, Vctor Valds, Domnguez …They are just some, a few of the many players who, unfortunately, have to deal with the worst of the ball.
Bruno Sorianohe has not played since the last match of the 2016-17 League: against Valencia on May 21, 2017.That is, it takes more than a year and a half to dry, work in the shade to recover from aproblem in the tibia of the left legthat forced him to spend the quirfano. The captain ofsubmarinekeep fighting to return:"I dream about the day of putting my boots back on, seeing the fans from below".
"There are no deadlines, because I had to go back in three months and I ended up frustrating", says Villarreal player, who recognizes that he is having a very bad time:"It's being a Calvaryeverything that I am suffering. At first I had nightmares at night, I could not sleep. I had to overcome that. "
Two seasons,the last two of his career with a testimonial participation because of an ankle injury. This was the adis of Agirretxe, who decided to stop,finish at 31 years old.It was in August 2018. "It has beenbecause of the last injury when I felt it was time to make a decisionand I've decided to put an end to it ", he acknowledges in his farewell." Rage for leaving him for a wound? No, it does not take me anywhere, "he assured.
Now it shines in Villarreal, butCazorla hit bottom. Guilt of an ankle injuryfrom which he never finished recovering:eight operations and one infection.In the middle, another intervention of arupture of the external ligament of the left knee.This was Calvary of Santi.
"The doctor told me that if I walk in the garden again with my son, I would be satisfied", the player acknowledges in an interview with MARCA in November 2017.
Before 30 and the end of a race.lvaro Domnguez left him. Very young, but the pains were stronger than the illusion of playing football."Nobody would like to be an invalid with 27 years.This is the price that I will have to pay, "explained the player in his adis.
Some problems in the back ended with him."I've been playing in some physical conditions for the past few years, I've been forced to continue and that'sit has taken me to two operations and to some sequelsthat today I still have, "he admits.
"The world of football made me feel like a crippleand the knee injury made me feel again what life is like, not being a soccer player. "Ms claro, imposible.Vctor Valds will be in an interview with RCN.With an open heart he explained his pain, his suffering. On March 26, 2014, against Celta, his knee was injured: torn ligaments.And ah changed everything. A lot of recovery time,his adis to Barcelona and the beginning of the end.A tour of Manchester United, Standard Liege and Middlesbrough.I never was the same againafter that fateful day.
Four operations and one ankle, the right, shattered.Such was the penance of Van Basten, who hung up his boots at the age of 30. A premature adis of one of the big '9', the withdrawal of a forward whoHe spent the last two years of his career in the dry dock.
"When I stand up I feel my ankle hurt.I can not even play tennis with friends.I do not know if the doctors have helped a lot, I have not improved at all. Even, it seems to me that I have worsened ", assured the day of his adis.
Severe knee problems stopped Ronaldo Nazario. It was the only way to stop him. The Brazilian was a different player, powerful, explosive with the ball on his feet. ButHis lips said enough. He suffered two injuries during his time at Inter de Miln.The first one in the right knee, in the 1999-2000 campaign, had himone year low.And nothing else to return, in the first game that he played, hefracture the patellar tendon also of the right knee.The height of bad luck.
After his rebirth, his step through Madrid andhis signing for Milan, where he returned to face the most painful side of football:in February 2008 the patellar tendon of the left knee was broken, the one that had healthy. I never was the same again.
Four surgical operations for two years did not work.Csar Jimnez put the boots in 2007. The Zaragoza defender sufferedan entry of Figothat ended his career. He could never recover fromhis injury in the left knee.Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament Happened theJanuary 16, 2005in the Santiago Bernabu.
"I've tried everythingand I have done everything possible to continue playing football. Today is a sad day and life continues, "he commented in his retreat.I was 29 years old.
It was one of the great promises, a player with a beautiful future ahead. But a damn injury stopped his illusion in its tracks. lvaro BenitoHe left the playground at age 27.On November 12, 1996, he changed his life. The place,the Insular Stadium of Las Palmas. The team, thesub 21 selection. The rival,Slovakia. The diagnosis,rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, the external meniscus and the lateral lateral ligament.I returned months later, but I never was the same again. "The day I went back to a game andI realize that the knee no longer responds to me as in the good years, I had it clear, "he admits.