Duck Carlos Sánchez published this Friday a message of gratitude and joy after having returned to play with Santos after 266 days without official activity.
On October 1, 2020, Peixe played against Olimpia in Paraguay for the fifth date of Group G of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup. The Uruguayan midfielder had scored the 1-0 penalty at 14 ‘, and at 66’ he was replaced by Alison Lopes Ferreira. Santos won 3-2, but the concern was centered on the pain that Sánchez felt in his left knee.
Hours later, the cruciate ligament tear was confirmed; then operation and the long road to recovery.
This Thursday, June 24, the midfielder returned to integrate the Santos squad for the match against Gremio on date six of the Brasileirao and at 59 ‘he entered the field of play in place of Gabriel Pirani when his team lost 2 to 1. Already on the court, the former Liverpool and River midfielder was able to celebrate the final 2-2 with Marinho’s goal at 78 ‘.
Sánchez expressed this Friday in his official account of Instagram: “I want to thank Santos, my teammates and, especially, the club’s medical department, for my return to the pitch.”
“This would not have been possible without the help of all of you. In addition, I also want to thank the ‘nation’ (fans) of Santos for their support and affection throughout these eight months. They were the fundamental force for me to continue believing and working ”, added the 36-year-old Uruguayan who will try to play again next Sunday, when his team receives Atlético Mineiro for the seventh date of the Brasileirao.
The midfielder remarked at the end of the published text: “I am very happy to be back. The Uruguayan is back! This is Santos! “