Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates has revealed that he is making good progress as he recovers from his knee injury and is hoping to be fit in time for the World Cup in Brazil next year so he can represent Uruguay.
Coates gave us an injury update on Liverpoolfc.com, “I’m making progress slowly but surely. It’s an injury that takes a long time this one, and you have to work hard on a day-to-day basis to recover, but fortunately that’s what I’m doing and so I hope to come back fit and well just as soon as I can.
“It’s been going very well. As I said, it’s a long recovery process for this injury and I think it’s more about how you are psychologically in your head and trying to keep positive in order to be able to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible.
“You always think positively, I think that’s the most important thing. In my case, I keep myself going by focusing on getting back as quickly as I can, and with the national team, the World Cup is another goal to help me with my recovery.”
Seba is set to miss most of the current season due to this injury and it will be a tough task to be fit enough in time to force his way into the Liverpool side and make it in time for the World Cup.
Having joined Liverpool in August 2011, the giant centre back has not been a regular in the side although he arrived with much hype having been named the Best Young Player at the 2011 Copa America. Now with the arrivals of Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure, Coates will face an very difficult task to force his way into the Liverpool side let alone the Uruguay squad for the World Cup.
Many players have failed to fully recover from such serve knee injuries like the one Coates suffered but we wish him a speedy recovery and that he is able to get back onto the field soon and really show us Liverpool fans what he is capable of.