Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin has taken another significant step forward in his road to recovery and admitted it “feels nice to stand up again”.
The Gunners star picked up the season-ending injury in January when he went down unchallenged during the 2-0 win over Chelsea , with the club fearing he could miss up to nine months of action.
Last month he revealed the aftermath of his surgery to treat his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury, describing the recovery as “so far, so good”.
Bellerin posted pictures on his Instagram account that showed a gruesome scar that runs vertically along his left knee.
And, in a move to keep his followers updated on his road to recovery, the Spaniard has posted a new snap on social media.The latest image shows the Spaniard on his feet for the first time since he underwent surgery to mend the injury.
Wearing a white T-Shirt and shorts, he was seen using a resistance band as he continued his rehabilitation.
Bellerin captioned his post: “Feels nice to stand up againnnn”.
The former Barcelona youth team player has already been backed by Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny to bounce back from this latest injury setback.
“Like I said to him, ‘Put football on the side and enjoy a bit of your life with your family and friends’,” Koscielny told Sky Sports.
“He is starting a new chapter of his career. It will be long but he is a strong boy and I know he has the people around him to help him and be back as soon as possible and stronger than before.
“He knows all the team are here to help him because we know he will have some difficult moments during his rehab, like Rob [Holding] and Danny [Welbeck], but they know all the team are here and behind them to help them come back with us and help us to have results together.”