Arsenal star suffers heartbreaking fresh injury setback

By on November 29, 2017

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has suffered a heartbreaking injury setback after revealing he’s been forced to undergo another operation.

Cazorla has endured a nightmare year on the sidelines after aggravating an Achilles injury during our Champions League win over Ludogorets at the Emirates way back in October of 2016.

The injury was only initially expected to keep him out for a matter of weeks but the midfielder was forced to have surgery after the inflammation refused to subside and from then on it’s been nothing but problems.

The 32-year-old ended up having EIGHT operations and had to use skin from his arm to heal the wound after contracting gangrene which could have led to him losing his foot if it wasn’t treated properly.

Cazorla revealed all the gruesome details in an interview he conducted earlier this month where he said he was finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel and was hoping to be back playing again in the new year.

However, Santi took to Twitter today to reveal that he’s been forced to undergo his ninth operation after feeling discomfort in his Achilles tendon.

“As a result of some discomfort in the tendon that I had been suffering in recent days, I have had to go into theatre again,” Cazorla wrote on Twitter.

“I have to put back the date for my return to the field. I still have the motivation and the hope of being able to return to enjoying my great passion, football.”

This is heartbreaking for Cazorla as it means he’s now basically got to start his recovery all over again and any hopes of playing in January have now vanished.

I always thought January was hugely optimistic and sadly it’s not at a point where I’d be delighted if we just saw Santi back in an Arsenal shirt before the end of the season.

This injury has been a nightmare and we can only pray that his latest recovery goes smoother. Santi is still in Spain working with physios so let’s hope he can enjoy some better luck following his latest surgery.