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Valencia: I Thought My Career Was Over

With Antonio Valencia on the mend and set to return to the first team over the next couple of weeks, he has reflected on the moment the injury occurred back in September.

“The injury was the worst moment of my career,” he said. “The pain was terrific. I remember the impact on the ankle, a big crack and a feeling of seasickness that must have been down to the pain and the effect on my nerves. My whole family suffered, especially my mother. Everyone I know was watching on TV and lived this horrible experience with me from a distance. Believe me, I never want to see a replay of what happened. At that moment I believed my career had ended but the doctors promised me I would return and I felt happier. Broadfoot offered his apologies to me and I accepted. The surgery was perfect and also my rehabilitation.”

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  1. Gorse Hill Red says:

    Just come back and win us that 19th Tony!

  2. MG says:

    Oh how we have missed you Antonio

    Come back and fire your team to destiny

  3. Eddiemunro says:

    Back to his best soon hopefully.

  4. parryheid says:

    Have no doubt about it he Will,I know Sir Alex said it wont be today But I hope it’s a fooled yuh moment.

  5. Costas says:

    Don’t want to ever watch that video either. It’s remarkable that he is back in less than 6 months…

  6. says:

    Welcome back Flying V!!

  7. bruce thomas says:

    All the best, mate.

  8. bobotonto says:

    Tony! Tony! Tony! Wayne’s head misses your crosses! Welcome back, mi amigo.

  9. Kings says:

    Looking forward to your return Tony V.

  10. smartalex says:

    Great to hear from Tony V! He is sorely missed. He must come back stronger than ever.

  11. LA Red says:

    He hardly looked as if there were any cobwebs left from his time off. Good performance today and great to have you back Tony V!

  12. Gaurav says:

    What a gentleman! Him and Chicharito could lead us to glory in the future!

  13. denton davey says:

    I’ve gotta agree with LA Red @ 18:31 – he hardly looked like he’d been out of action for six months; sure, his touch could have been a bit better and his “vision” will get sharper but that was one terrific return to game-time action in a big, big match. Good On Ya, Antonio.

  14. wayne says:

    well for all utd fans thank god its not

  15. Sir Ryan Giggs says:

    What a game to get back.

    We have missed you Tony, now pls get home the 19th!

  16. mancunian says:

    Another player who should have a song by now along with Pat Evra!!!!!!!!


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