Alberto Gilardino picked up a knee injury which apparently forced him to leave the playing field for about five-six weeks but the striker was pretty much relief with that news because he believes things could actually got worse.
Gillardino admitted that the latest diagnosed from the Fiorentina medical team give him a bit serenity as at the time the injury happened during a match against Udinese, the Italian international striker already prepared for a much more worse outcome considering the pain was immense.
Gilardino hurt his knee after a collision with Udinese goal keeper, Samir Handanovic, in Fiorentina latest Serie A match, where they lose 2-0 to the Bianconeri. The Italian international striker revealed that he was so scared about his injury especially since the pain simply isn’t something that can be taken for granted, not to mention the fact that his knee did looked bending backward.
The test results gave me a big sigh of relief this morning. Fortunately it was less serious than we thought. The pain was horrendous and I was so scared, but the medical staff have reassured me. I want to thank all the fans, colleagues and everyone who in this time showed me incredible affection. We’ll see each other on the field soon,” Gilardino revealed.
The news maybe a bit relieving for the player but probably won’t be that much for Fiorentina’s coach, Sinijsa Mihaljovic, since Gilardino is the club’s main man up front and obviously one of the star players for the Firenze based outfit. Losing the Italian international, who already donated a goal for his club this season obviously will forced Mihaljovic to make some new adjustment in his striking department for quite a while.