Friday, July 17, 2009
Vela hopes for comeback may aggravate his injury
As we reported yesterday Carlos Vela’s injured foot sustained two weeks ago while on duty for Mexico has been troubling him lately. So much that he missed training and there were fears that he would not only be missing Mexico’s next few games but Arsenal’s pre season too.
Now Vela himself feels that his chances of making the game against Haiti on Sunday have improved. Speaking in a press conference he said:
"I feel good, I'm very glad that I have improved from last week to this, I think I will be ready for Haiti, I hope that everything goes well and there is nothing that prevents the coach in taking me into account"
When Carlos suffered the original injury to his ankle it was initially feared that he may have suffered a break. Further tests however revealed it was a sprain, though there was still the worry that there had been some serious damage done his ligaments.
This doesn’t sound good to me. It looks like the player may be getting carried away and taking unnecessary chances with his injury. He thinks he will be ready for Haiti, which implies that he is not 100%.
If he plays there is a real chance of aggravating the injury and potentially jeopardising the rest of his season.
A season in which he will be making claims for a more important role in Arsene Wenger plans.