Arsenal’s Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development has claimed that injured Hector Bellerin can return at an even higher level (via Arsenal.com).
He was enjoying a run of superb form as one of the key players in the team before Hector Bellerin picked up a season-ending injury.
A ruptured cruciate knee ligament has typically been career-threatening for footballers but now, sports medicine and physiotherapy has improved.
Bellerin is back walking as he continues his recuperation and Arsenal’s Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development thinks that the Spaniard can come back even stronger than before.
“It’s been so busy for him, so one of the rare things he gets to experience now is the time to develop even more in the gym,” said Des Ryan
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“I know with Darren [Burgess], Shad [Forsyth] and Barry [Solan] looking after him, and all the physios in the first team, I can see him coming back at an even higher level.
“Obviously, that will come with time once he’s back playing, but we have to remember that players reach their peak at 27 or 28 – that can vary with individuals – but Hector will have no problem rising to the challenge.
“There are three attributes that we focus on developing in academy players that are very strong in Hector: respect, humility and discipline. He’s got the respect of everyone around them and returns that respect.
“He will get the best out of the people around him and the people around him will get the best out of him. He’s so disciplined that he will do everything he can to make sure he returns at an even higher level.”
It’s encouraging to see these quotes from Des Ryan. It’s always a worry for fans when a player picks up such a serious injury but it appears as if Hector Bellerin is progressing well in his recuperation. Let’s hope Ryan’s words prove accurate and the Spaniard returns even better than before.