Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is already training with the ball just one month after knee ligament damage
Just four weeks after suffering an injury that looked to rule him out for the rest of the campaign AND the summer's World Cup on his home continent, Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao was miraculously pictured with the ball at his feet.
The knee ligament damage he suffered against Toulouse last month is typically thought to rule players out for a minimum of six months and over a year in extreme cases, yet many close to Falcao, including the player himself, have spoken of their optimism in him leading the Columbian line come June. The player, rumoured to be a target for Chelsea in the close season, is even shown passing a ball around as part of his recuperation.
"He’s doing well and working hard. His knee is reacting very positively," said Monaco boss Claudio Raniei. "I think he’ll play at the World Cup."
With 11 goals in 19 games for Monaco since his €60 million transfer from Atletico Madrid, it is fair to say that Falcao is likely to carry his country's hopes for the summer spectacle in Brazil, whether he is half fit or not.
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