Cazorla was told by British doctors that he should be "satisfied" if he could recover well enough to walk.
Santi Cazorla has opened up about the extent of his long lay-off from football, revealing how an ankle injury he sustained in 2013 nearly led to his leg being amputated.
In an interview published Friday Nov. 3, 2017, in Spanish newspaper Marca, 32-year old Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla says he is looking to resume his playing career at Arsenal after being told by doctors he might be unable to walk again amid a succession of injuries. A tendon injury in the plantar area of his right foot required surgery but the wound kept re-opening to the extent that eight operations were needed.
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Santi Cazorla had a skin graft from a tattoo on his arm to rescue his ankle from an infection eating his Achilles tendon.
The Spanish global contracted a serious blood infection during the treatment process, which had it not been treated, may have resulted in the loss of his foot.
"I do not have clearance until January, but I will come back by then", said Cazorla.
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I manage him at the moment like every other player. "He's completely treated like any other player for three weeks". He was not three weeks ago but he is today. "I am convinced that it would help him, personally".
However, his recovery was not as straightforward as anticipated: "The medical professionals told me it was OK, the problem was that it did not heal and the wounds would reopen, become infected".
"He noted that I had a awful infection, that I had damaged part of the calcaneus bone which ate into the Achilles tendon, there was eight centimetres missing".
Cazorla is continuing his rehabilitation in his hometown of Salamanca but Arsene Wenger recently revealed that he is ready to welcome the diminutive playmaker back to his squad after the Christmas period. Cazorla said. "This hasn't been a simple injury as people may have thought".
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The Spaniard signed for the club in 2012 and has scored 25 Premier League goals in over 100 appearances. "I still do, although the pain keeps me cautious".