Santi Cazorla - nearly lost his leg!

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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    I just came across this on the BBC about his injury - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41857095


    I'm glad he's okay. I like him as a footballer, but more importantly I'm glad another human being is doing okay. I know a young man who lost his leg below the knee to a blood infection - it's tragic.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Poor guy. He's fecked. Be shocked if ever plays PL football again if he lost such a big chunk of his achilles tendon. A reasonable goal for him would be to walk unaided.
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    FireballXL5 New Member

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    It'd be a miracle if he can play any sort of football after that. Cracking player when he was on song.
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Wow. Very serious. People with diabetes have to watch out for the same thing.
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    Ikon Full Member

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    I had no idea about this situation with Cazorla....Horrific..!!!
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    That is a horrible injury.

    He used to be a cracking player, one of the most ambidextrous players I've ever seen.
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    Moonwalker Full Member

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    Nearly, but in football terms - nearly is nothing.
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    ADJUDICATOR FULL MEMBER

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    Late on-song DLP Cazorla was a pleasure to see. Been so tough to watch Arsenal without him.
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    It's just a flesh wound.
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    Good to see he's on the way to some fitness. Always liked him as a player.
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    IBleedRed likes to use pantyhose

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    It seems surprising that someone who has access to top notch doctors can have a complication like this. Is this a rare occurrence?
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    I read earlier that Wenger is expecting him back trainin next month with the aim of playing in January. Was surprised to hear that but remains to be seen i guess.

    Hope he does get back. One of the more likeable players in the league
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Post-op infections can happen to anyone. The very best surgeons can have slightly lower rates than inexperienced hacks in smaller, regional hospitals but nobody is able to get the rate down to zero. The risk is explained in the smallprint in the consent form you sign if you ever have an operation. Pure bad luck for Santi.
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    King.of.Red New Member

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    I tried googling gangrene and the pictures are quite scary. glad he is okay and can continue to play football.
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    DannyCAFC Full Member

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    Arsenal could desperately do with him back in place of the awful Xhaka, however it goes without saying the most important thing is his health.

    I'm amazed that they're expecting him back in training to be honest, guess we'll just have to wait and see what he's got left at PL level.
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    Steven Seagull Full Member

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    Is that a real picture? I didn’t think they did skin grafts like that! Just cut a big chunk off and stick it elsewhere
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    van der star newprawn warrior

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    He picked up an infection at the hospital. They had to graft skin from his arm onto his ankle to patch it up. Losing 8cm of a tendon is bad enough but losing 8cm of your achilles must be pretty harrowing for anyone, never mind an international footballer.
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    IBleedRed likes to use pantyhose

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    That's really unfortunate, hope everything works out for him.
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    I am sitting typing this a week on after an operation and having had to go to my GP for antibiotics yesterday after an infection,so Cazorla's story is a real eye opener, to say the least, the fact that he is talking about playing in the new year is good to hear, losing 8CM of your achilles to gangrene sounds horrendous, never mind the reality of it.
    All the best to him for his recovery and future career - and beyond that in his life after football also.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    I was shocked when i read this, but then it explains why he has yet to come back :(. I would be really surprised if he did.
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    Raees Sporty Guy

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    Scary shit :(
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Awful news, what a gifted player he is. Really hope he gets playing again soon.
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    Scary stuff.

    I wish him all the best!
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member

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    I did wonder what had happened to him. Thought he was one of Arsenal's best players at one point. Had no idea he was out with such a serious injury.
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    Oh shit, had no idea why he had gone missing. Poor guy, hope he recovers.
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    scwhd New Member

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    Gdamn no wonder hes been absent. Imo, Arsenal has been sucking in their tiki-taka since he left.
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    Cal? I always Loyalty CR7

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    Glad he seems to be on the way to recovery.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    His ability to come out from tight spaces has been missed.
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    Is this real?

    edit: looked at the article itself. Looks so odd, although I had no idea how it was supposed to look tbh
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Piece of skin from his arm where he had his daughter's name tattooed.
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    acnumber9 Full Member

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    Super player and Arsenal have missed him badly. It's sad to see a good footballer lose so much of his career to something like.
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    LennonNL nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    Gangrene? Jesus Christ
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    United_We_Stand Full Member

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    He said his wound became infected in surgery, then his bone became infected too.

    This sounds like a pre-antibiotic era world war I story!
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    whatwha Where's my diarrhea damnit

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    That really sucks. Hope he can play again.
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    Varun Moderator

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    Has had another operation apparently due to some complications. He's still taking of returning to football which is just amazing mentality. Really wish he has a full and speedy recovery.
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    Cascarino Full Member

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    Hope he does make a return to football, really fun player to watch.
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    SteveTheRed Full Member

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    Bloody hell, haven't been following his injury but had no idea it was that bad. Never seen a skin graft like that either, keeping the tattoo.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    I assumed he must had something serious to be out this long but I had no idea how bad it's been for him. I hope he gets back on his feet and out onto the pitch soon.
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    Wiltord02 Full Member

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    The controller of our midfield. We are a completely different team with him. Ozil's influence markedly increases when Cazorla plays as well.