The Spanish Pedro Ruiz returned to play 21 months and 10 days after suffering a serious knee injury –Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, the external meniscus and the internal meniscus- when he was militant in the Real Madrid Castilla, and scored on his debut, in a friendly with the Dutch NEC Nijmegen, where he is on loan from the Olympique de Marseille. The tall 1.98 meter tall forward expressed his satisfaction with an emotional message on his social networks, along with the video of his goal against Bochum in the German Bundesliga. “The hardest moments of my life without a doubt. I have surprised myself many times in this time and I have been able to overcome situations that I never thought could happen to me,” he began. “I want to thank from here also the people who have helped me on this long and very, very difficult path. To those from day to day, especially my parents and sister, I cannot have more luck having the family than I have, it would have been impossible without you. I can’t be more proud of myself. I’M BACK“, full.
The Sevillian Pedro, after four seasons in the Real Madrid quarry, became the starting striker of Raúl González Blanco in his first season at the helm of Castilla, Madrid’s first subsidiary, until he suffered a serious knee injury. Long recovery in which both the footballer and his environment have been leaden. He had to undergo surgery for the second time at the end of 2020 to avoid future complications, and 21 months later he returned to the playing fields. He did it at the Dutch NEC Nijmegen, where he will be on loan from the French Olympique de Marseille all season.. It was a bet in the summer of the Spanish Pablo Longoria, president of the club, and they decided together to join a Dutch league historically favorable for strikers and in which they seek to play minutes to regain confidence after so long without playing football.
As EFE learned from Pedro’s surroundings, He has been training at the highest level for weeks and the data reflected by the geolocation system (GPS) shows that he is the player on the team who runs the longest and at high peaks of pace. After his first goal, his next goal is the regional derby against Vitesse, fraught with tension. A decapitated doll and a threatening note appeared in the NEC Nijmegen dressing room before training, his surroundings told EFE. And in the long term, with three-year contract with Olympique de Marseille, count on minutes regularly to settle into the elite after their ordeal.