The skipper of Inter Milan, Javier Zanetti, has said that he still has a lot to offer and he will come back after recovering from his Achilles injury.
Zanetti is 39 years of age at the moment. He has featured for Internazionale in more than 800 matches. He has also played close to 150 games for his country Argentina.
Recently, he injured his Achilles tendon while playing for Internazionale in the match against Palermo. The injury was severe and he went through surgery just a couple of days back. It will take him at least 6 months to get back to complete fitness.
Considering his age, people are saying that it will be very hard for Zanetti to comeback from this setback and he might announce his retirement in the near future. But, the Argentinean defender has denied all those rumours and has assured his fans that he is not going to retire.
After Zanetti’s surgery, the doctor Mr. Franco Benazzo said that the operation went smoothly.
When asked if Zanetti was calm during the surgery, Benazzo said, “Off course, he was. He is a man with terrific temperament. He remains calm and collected on the ground and he was the same in the theatre.”
“The operation went well. It went for almost an hour or so and we tried to do our best.”
“Javier will be on the bed for the next 20 days, after that, he will begin walking. To get completely fit, he needs at least half a year.”
Zanetti also talked to an Argentinean news channel after the operation. The Internazionale skipper said, “It’s not the end of my career. I will come back after recovery. I want to play in Internazionale shirt again.”
“I have been told by the doctors that it will take me 6-8 months to get back on park and I am ready to go through this period patiently.”