Salvador Cabanas is determined to make this summer’s World Cup, despite being shot in the head.
The 29-year-oldm who plays for Mexican side America, sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot following an argument in a bar in Mexico City on 25th January.
He remains in hospital, where his situation continues to be monitored, but the Paraguayan frontman has begun talking to family and friends and has expressed a desire to make his country’s World Cup squad.
“It’s what he’s thinking about, he’s spoken to the doctor about it and that’s very good because it motivates him,” America president Michel Bauer told Televisa.
“He already wants to be training, as well as mentioning the subject of the World Cup.”
The doctors currently tending to his needs have refused to rule out the possibility of the striker making Gerardo Martino’s squad.
“Salvador is okay, I know everyone wants to know if he’ll play in the World Cup but it’s impossible to give a forecast on his footballing life. Scientifically, we can’t say,” said Aldo Martinez, the Paraguayan national team’s chief doctor.