The video that will excite Aston Villa fans as Wesley steps up recovery in Brazil
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Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeWesley currently working alongside sports physiotherapist Cristiano Davila who, two months ago, checked into Bodymoor Heath to meet Villa medical staff.
Davila has been putting Wesley through his paces with a selection of muscle work, pool running and balance drills.
Just three days ago, Davila posted on Instagram: “After four months of surgery, we performed a fully functional evaluation. We evaluate mobility, stability, strength, power, among other aspects.
“The result was very surprising and encouraging. We are on the right way! WESLEY IS COMING BACK! We continue!”
Today, meanwhile, Wesley has been road running albeit it gingerly outside his home in Juiz de Fora.
“Another successful week,” Davila captioned, showing Wesley back running. “12th Monday of work together! Once again, thank you my brother for the confidence in my work! We continue with our goals. Everything has its own time, and there is time for the whole purpose under heaven.”
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“He couldn travel for a while because we normally want them to go and be around their loved ones for a period straight away after the operation but it took a while.
“I think he had to wait about eight weeks before he got out there. He back with his loved ones and he working with a physio who is in touch with our medical department daily.
“He following a really good routine and it nice to see him back walking and in the pool working and giving him that time to go and recover and heal.”
Wesley, who scored six goals prior to that devastating injury, explained how being back at home during the lockdown period is “priceless”.
“Things are much better around the family,” he said. “It is priceless to be close to the family and my mother, especially.
“I wanted to play, recover as quickly as possible to bring joy to the Aston Villa fans, who have always supported me, and also to return to the national team, which is the main team.”
Wesley has been de registered from Villa 2019/20 Premier League squad and, due to the striker currently being in Brazil hit hard by the pandemic, complexities surrounding him traveling back to the UK while injured suggest the 22million record buy is not in contention for a dramatic return to action even if the Premier League is delayed into the summer.