Alexia Putellas was recently ruled out of action for 10-12 months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury picked up before the Women’s European Championship with Spain.
The Barcelona player was subsequently ruled out for up to a year after undergoing surgery.
Putellas, who scored 11 goals in the Women’s Champions League last season, has spoken to Barcelona’s official website about her injury and recovery.
“I feel fine given the circumstances. I’m fine, getting better every day. I have to work through each stage as it comes, luckily I haven’t been through anything like this before, and it will be step-by-step, but most importantly, let’s keep supporting the team,” she said.
“I fully believe [in the team], as do all the fans and everyone else. This is a new season and we have to target everything. I want to say thank you because I have felt tremendous support since what happened, with so many demonstrations of warmth. I can’t answer everyone individually, so I’ll take this opportunity to say thanks. It’s been tough and feeling so many people’s warmth helps you deal with it a bit better.”