‘No doubt’ - Aston Villa star Diego Carlos posts message amid injury update
Diego Carlos has sent a message on social media after suffering a potentially season-ending Achilles injury early in the season.
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Diego Carlos has posted a message on Instagram following his surgery.
It has been a very difficult few weeks for the centre-back, who joined Villa on a deal worth more than £25million in the summer.
It was a devastating blow for Villa, who spet significantly to improve his defence only to lose their marquee capture.
Since then, Diego Carlos has had surgery on his injury, and it has gone well, according to Steven Gerrard.
“Diego’s had surgery in London which we’ve been told the surgeon is extremely happy with and it’s a success,” said the Villa boss.
“Now, it’s very important that rehabilitation goes as smoothly as it can.
“Then we’ll give him every bit of support both on and off the pitch. He’s moved on, he’s processed it. He’s in a positive place and I think that shows the mental strength and the character we’re dealing with.
“I have no doubt that he’ll come back better and stronger. For myself and the rest of the club, it’s obviously a huge setback and a blow.”
It’s going to be a tricky and long process for Diego Carlos from here, with his injury being among the most serious footballing injuries.
But he seems to be in the right frame of mind, writing on Instagram: “The weather may be foggy today, but life will soon send you a bright sunshine to warm you up.
“There is no rain that lasts forever and no sun that radiates beauty everyday. The beauty of life is exactly to teach you how to deal with the hard times so you can appreciate the good ones.”
It will be hoped the centre-back can be - at the worst - back in good time to start the next pre-season fully fit so that he gets the opportunity to go into next season in the best possible state.