The long road to recovery certainly wasn’t an easy one for Leroy Sane who sat on the sidelines for six months as a result of damaging his anterior cruciate ligament in Manchester City’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool in August 2019.
“It was the hardest and longest injury that I’ve ever had in my career. It is difficult,” said Sane.
“Especially the first day after the surgery because you can’t move at all and that’s not something any of us athletes are used to.”
The German winger was in action for City’s Elite Development Squad last month for the since time in he limped off at Wembley Stadium.
With Ilkay Gundogan and Benjamin Mendy having endured similar lengthy spells on the sidelines [knee ligament injuries], Sane says the duo helped him through his recovery.
“The whole team supported me, of course. But I was especially talking to Gundogan and Mendy a little bit more about the injury, what they did, what could happen and their experience with everything,” added Sane.
“It helped me a lot to know how certain stuff feels and what can happen. It helped me and I’m very pleased that they pushed me along with that.
“You have to push yourself every day because you know it’s a long rehab, but it is a good opportunity to work more on other weaknesses and that’s why I took it as a chance to recover well and come back strong,” said the 24-year-old German international.
Quotes taken from Man City’s official website: https://www.mancity.com
By FARPost Reporter