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Santi Cazorla’s shocking revelation about ankle injury

Santi Cazorla has said that he almost had his foot amputated after contracting gangrene following complications with ankle surgery.

The Spaniard has had various surgeries after picking up an infection followoing ankle surgery.

He has had to go through eight separate operations to cure his Achilles injury and faced the possibilty of never walking again.

He has not played football since the start of last season and his career certainly looks to be under threat still, despite reports that he could play after Christmas.

“The problem was that it did not heal and the wounds would reopen, become infected,” he relived to Spanish newspaper Marca.

If it was not treated then he has said that he could well have lost his foot.

He has had to have a skin graft from his arm that has left part of his tattoo – previously on his forearm – on his ankle.

He has said that he hopes to return to football in the new year but at this stage it looks as though just getting back to being healthy is a big accomplishment.

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