Gabriel Jesus & Man City
Manchester City fans received a boost over the weekend.
Brazilian international striker Gabriel Jesus shared a couple of pictures on his social media channel back at Man City’s first team training.
Jesus has been out of action since the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League. He suffered medial collateral damage in his knee against the Eagles.
The Brazilian may still be a few weeks away from returning to first team action. But he’s on the right track.
Gabriel Jesus: ‘I’ve been lonely’
Jesus has spoken to Man City’s official website about how hard it’s been since his injury.
The youngster has clearly endured a tough time in England trying to regain his fitness:
At the beginning, it was hard. But after I got used to the situation, I convinced myself that all I could do was to recover in the best way possible – to come back well.
Of course, in the first few days, it was awful – extremely bad. I was bad. I am thankful that my family were here to help me. They were very important.
A lot of bad thoughts go through my mind, especially when it comes to the knee, which is a very sensitive area. I had never felt any pain before in my knees so I was very scared.
It was hard because you have to train alone, exercise alone and do everything alone with the physio so it isn’t great. It’s actually hard because you feel a bit solitary but on the other hand, it tests your willpower and determination so you can overcome the situation and come back even stronger.
The players help. They come and talk to me and give me full support. I’ve always had Fernandinho’s support and from the rest. I am happy for their support. It shows that they like me and they care about me – the same way as I do too.