After making his long awaited comeback from a devastating knee ligament injury this week, it’s been revealed that only ONE Premier League player has returned to action quicker than Florian Lejeune after suffering an ACL over the last 10 years.
This comes after the Frenchman featured in the U-23’s win over Norwich on Monday, with him playing 45 minutes on his return.
The centre-back ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) over pre-season, however his response to surgery and rehab has been nothing short of sensational – with him back in full training WITHIN four months of the injury.
When you consider that this injury has ended careers and tended to rule players out for the season – or 6-9 months as a minimum – his comeback has been incredible:
His return to action could be great timing too. Top performing centre-back Federico Fernandez picked up a calf injury on Sunday and Jamaal Lascelles looked out of sorts.
Fabian Schar has looked a class act and Ciaran Clark has filled in well recently, but the Frenchman’s return could be a timely one.
Rafa will not rush him back and rightly so, but to see him play 45 minutes in the reserves on Monday was a real step in the right direction.