Spartak midfielder Romulo ready for playing return
Spartak Moscow midfielder Romulo has spoken about his ongoing recovery from cruciate ligament injury, having been an important member of Mano Menezes' Brazil side until undergoing surgery in September.
Romulo, 22, started life in Russia in fine form having scored on his debut against Rubin Kazan and against Barcelona in the Champions League. After just seven appearances, though, knee ligament damage brought about an extended absence.
“The injury hurt because I was in a good moment of my career,” Romulo told reporters. “I was called to the Seleção, I was doing well at club level and I was scoring goals.
“I was unlucky enough to get hurt and at that time I was very nervous, but now I'm calm. I used this time to recover and I'm now focused on playing again.”
Recovering from injury in Brazil, Romulo spent time with Club World Cup and Copa Libertadores champions Corinthians during the rehabilitation process. During the interview, he was quick to also thank the club for their warmth in welcoming him.
Romulo's return to the pitch is now said to be imminent, having been out of action since 23 September last year. He will be left with 15 months in which to impress Seleção coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and earn a Brazil recall ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Source: Globo Esporte