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Iniesta vows to return after latest injury setback

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After undergoing surgery in September, Andres Iniesta suffered a fresh injury setback in December. Today, he gave the world an update. 

Andres Iniesta suffered a rectal femoris muscle tear back in the month of December during the Asian Champions League with Vissel Kobe. Before that, he underwent surgery in September in the same area of his leg. He’s struggled to return to his top form ever since, and today he offered a fresh update on his recovery. Iniesta has a history of muscular issues since he played at FC Barcelona.

We all know the story of the FIFA World Cup in 2010, when he had a hard time going back to his top form due to muscular issues. When he suffers these problems, the mental aspect can affect Iniesta on a deep level. It appears he is going through a similar issue right now at the twilight of his career. Regardless of his veteran status, Andres still wants to keep playing and recently vowed to make a comeback. 

Iniesta’s message of hope. 

As he goes through his recovery, Andres Iniesta seems to have major plans to continue playing at the highest level in Japan. Despite his age, he doesn’t have plans to retire just yet. We will see him attempt to return to his top form over the next couple of months, as he revealed in his recent tweet. These muscular issues can sometimes bring players to make a decision to retire sooner then they expected. Especially at Iniesta’s age.

But historically, the Spanish midfielder never backed down from a challenge. After all, we are talking about one of the best offensive midfielders in football history. This is what Iniesta wrote on Twitter: “Two months ago today, I began my recovery and this scar reminds me of it every day. I keep working hard in order to return stronger than ever! Always moving forward.”