Eintracht Frankfurt playmaker Marco Fabian has revealed he is relieved to be close to returning to action after a serious back injury had left him seriously debilitated.
The 27-year-old has become an integral part of coach Niko Kovac's squad since signing for the Eagles in December 2015. However, a pinched sciatic nerve left the Mexico international fearing for the worst after he had made such a good start to the season.
He told the Bundesliga's official website about his injury nightmare and subsequent recovery: "There are no words to describe recovering and being able to play. Sometimes we fail to value our moments on the pitch. When you are away you have time to ponder.
"Football is the thing I love. I dreamed of touching a ball when I couldn't even stand up to go to the bathroom. I could not get dressed without help. I thank God I can now get strong again because I lost about two or three kilogrammes."
The player, who has three goals and four assists in 2016/17, is aiming to either make his return to action against Hamburger SV in two weeks time or against VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach on 1 April.
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