Valencia’s Brazilian midfielder Edu says he remains upbeat despite suffering his second cruciate ligament injury in a little over a year.
“It’s an injury that requires a lot of hard work every day during the recovery period, but I have to be strong and I will do all I can to ensure that I come back,” the 28-year-old told reporters.
The former Arsenal player tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee after turning awkwardly towards the end of his side’s 3-0 defeat at Sevilla on Saturday.
He was out for seven months last season after suffering the same injury in his left knee during a training session last year, and now faces a further six months on the sidelines.
“I knew it was serious when it happened and I felt terrible,” he said. “I was very upset in the evening, but the next day I woke up together with my children and now I’m more positive.
“Now all I am focusing on is the operation and recovering as soon as possible.”