Jobson close to return for Botafogo
Botafogo striker Jobson took a step closer to returning to playing action today (Monday) when he undertook a number of physical tests with the Botafogo medical team.
Jobson, 24, has been out of action since July, after he picked up an injury while on loan with Brasileiro Série B side Grêmio Barueri, and is working through a schedule set by the club’s physiologist, Gustavo Marques, which is similar to the one used for a normal pre-season.
The tests will continue until Wednesday and then the club will make a decision on whether to invite the player back into the first team squad.
The talented attacker signed a 5-year contract when he moved to the Rio club in 2010 but his time with Botafogo has not gone smoothly. In 2009 he failed an anti-doping test and was banned for 2 years and has since been sent out on loan to 3 different clubs.
Only last week he angered the club’s hierarchy further when he missed a flight which led to him missing a meeting with the coach, Anderson Barros, and was late to training on Wednesday.