Radamal Falcao, who helped the South American to participate in Brazil 2014, has happily announced he can play World Cup 2014.
Colombian striker notched nine in their World Cup qualifying campaign and led his side to Brazil 2014. He suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during French Cup win at Chasselay Monts d’or Azergues.
After doing successful knee surgery, he is recovering very well and ready to hit the ground soon. Meantime, he refused the speculation over his World Cup 2014 absence. You can find some good odds to win the the World Cup 2014
He commented about his current recover: “It would be a special case. We are very optimistic about the response of the knee, but today is very premature to say whether or not I’m going to be at the World Cup. There are lots of days from now until the final decision.”
Normally this injury takes six to nine months to recover, but he is very confident with his comeback soon.
He commented about fitness: “I’m doing everything possible to go, I would give it everything and it would be ideal, but the first thing is to be well, to recover well. I cannot allow that my desire and that of my country to be in Brazil to affect the state of my knee.”
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has good alternatives over Falcao, like Jackson Martinez (Porto), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate), Luis Muriel (Udinese) and Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin).
28-year-old Falcao is getting good improvement in rehabilitation and he said: “I feel very good, the response from the knee in the first phase of the recuperation has been positive. There hasn’t been any problem and this has allowed me to work well. The healing has been quick.
“It’s been a day to day process. Some days are good, others less good, with more monotonous work. It’s helped me a lot to have gone through the same injury some years ago, when I was at River Plate. Now I’m more relaxed, confident and calm.”
Former Atletico Madrid man is really a great assert for Colombia, he could make a history with this great competition.