Arsenal’s Eduardo intent on quick recovery from broken leg

February 25th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb 25 (DPA) Arsenal striker Eduardo Da Silva has said that he is determined to recover as soon as possible from the broken leg he suffered Saturday in an English Premier League game. The Brazil-born Croatian forward suffered the injury just two minutes into the game against Birmingham City and underwent surgery Saturday night.

“I don’t remember the incident very well, and it is not something that I want to see again on television or in the newspapers,” Eduardo was quoted as saying on Arsenal’s website.

“All I remember is that when I fell, I looked down at my foot, and it had turned the other way. The rest is just a blank. It was an unfortunate situation, but these things can happen in football.”

Though he was unsure how long he would need to heal and rehabilitate, he is certainly out of the rest of the Premiership season and the Euro 2008 finals.

“But I’m not worried about that,” Eduardo said. “My concentration and determination is on making as quick a recovery as possible. I am determined to overcome this injury.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger initially called the tackle by Birmingham’s Martin Taylor “horrendous” and urged for a lifetime ban.

However, the Frenchman later retracted his words, saying in a statement that he had spoken excessively in the heat of the moment.

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