Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says he feared the worst when we was forced to undergo knee surgery early last season, forcing him out of action for the rest of the campaign.
The operation repaired the anterior cruciate ligament in Lucas’ left knee after picking up an injury during a Carling Cup tie at Chelsea.
But Lucas has been recovering well and his rehabilitation programme is almost complete. The Brazilian is back in training alongside his team-mates and new boss Brendan Rodgers.
“It has been very hard for me because I have never been out for a month so you can imagine five months when I can’t play and only watch the games.”
“I just had to cope with the injury and the time. As soon as you get the injury you know you will be out for many months and you start to think about other things.
“The most difficult period for me was when I was on crutches for two months, especially the first four weeks after the surgery when the knee was swollen.
“To be honest in a few moments I thought I couldn’t come back any more or even walk because the way I looked at my knee I felt scared.
“But as soon as I started the rehab it is unbelievable how your body reacts.
“My main target now is to be 100% recovered and be okay to play a part in next season.”