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Wednesday, 02 June 2010 16:49

Brandao reflects on injury that cost him Juventus move

Lisbon recovery for stopper

Portuguese defender Goncalo Brandao has been speaking about the injury that has cost him a potential move to Juventus, and means he will likely play in Italy’s second tier next season.

After Siena’s relegation to Italy’s Serie B last month, former Belenenses man Brandao was one of the players expected to leave the club ahead of the new campaign. However, a serious injury suffered last week means that the Portuguese defender is resigned to missing out on a summer move.

Brandao was invited to join up with the Juventus squad on their post-season trip to North America. After playing in his side’s first match against New York Red Bulls, Brandao tore the Achilles tendon in his right leg during the follow-up game with Fiorentina, meaning between four and six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery.

“Until the moment I got injured, everything was going very well,” he told Record. “I played two games for Juventus and I was pleased with what I had done. It was great, I found a group with no stars. Everyone was humble and many have called me to see how I am.

“It was not in my plans to play in Serie B but it could be useful, as I will be coming back from my injury and the second division is competitive,” said the 23-year-old, who is recovering in Lisbon after having an operation at the end of last week.

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Comments (1)
Injury update please
1 Tuesday, 12 October 2010 15:49
Im curious about his recovery. Benfica should invest in this guy.

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