Momo the miracle man

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Reds midfielder Momo Sissoko takes another step towards his remarkable recovery from an eye injury which was first feared could end his career – exactly one month ago in Lisbon – he has been named in the squad for tonight’s FA Cup quarter final at Birmingham.

He told the official website “It was an awful time. There were lots of lonely hours at home when I was very worried and very scared about what was going to happen. It was such a bad injury.

“I don’t mind admitting I cried a lot. I thought ‘this can’t be happening to me’. It didn’t seem possible that I could be in this situation. I just had to lie there and rest and hope that my vision would get better. It was only a couple of weeks but it felt much, much longer.”

Club doctor Mark Waller explained the extent of the injury “On the day of the injury and on the day after if you shone a torch into his eye from two or three centimetres away he couldn’t see it.”

But also told how the Mali international midfielder is ready to play football again and that he will be wearing eye protection similar to what Edgar Davids wears.

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