Day after day, Diarra is Making his Return.

28 apr 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard
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Allan Chaussard / OM.net
After hurting his left knee in Bastia on April 3, Lassana Diarra rejoined team practice on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the midfielder has not given up his efforts to get back on the field, demonstrated by this practice last Sunday with the medical staff.

The Robert Louis-Dreyfus Center was still sleepy this Sunday morning. Franck Passi’s men trained for 14 hours to prepare to play against Nantes. In the middle of the morning, that took place in the professional professional sports complex. Lassana Diarra, who has now been injured for 20 days, has returned to Marseilles after having treatment and started his rehab at Clairefontaine (see video below). This morning, he participated in the practice to test his knee. Under the care of Dr. Christophe Baudot, the head of OM’s medical team, and Pieter Jacobs, the fitness trainer, the midfielder was accompanied by Brice Nlate and Samad Mouhammadou, who were also in the rehabilitation phase, will go on the the first picks, like Benjamin Mendy in mid-February, under the leadership of Yohwen Ghuiard, member of the the support team at the Olympiens’ support training center.
After a warmup and some stretching, Lass began with the ball by his feet in a traditional “goal,” directed by the doctor’s voice. The first sensations weren't the hoped for ones. A pain behind the knee bothered him, but the midfielder decided to keep going without the ball.
You have to go through these steps to come back ,” said the tenacious international tricolor player.
After 30 seconds between contacts, Diarra was the center of attention.
He started carefully, using every support, concentrating on his how he felt. He then debriefed with Christophe Baudot and Pieter Jacobs about each sensation.
In each of his 5 series, Diarra increased his rhythm and ended the practice confident about the days to come, even if he would have preferred to keep the ball close to his feet from the beginning to the end of the practice. “I’m still a little uncomfortable, but I’m making progress. I’m happy with it. I think I’m on the right track ,” he confided to the camera of Objectif Match.
His experience taught him not to be impatient and to deal with uncertainty. He’s feeling better and better and the date of his return to team practice scheduled for this week, before the game against Angers, has been canceled. OM has some important games in the weeks to come and Diarra doesn't want to miss them.
After new tests by the medical staff at the beginning of the week,Lass rejoined his teammates this Thursday morning.. As agreed beforehand, he didn’t participate in the whole practice to avoid pushing himself too hard. His recovery is gradual but encouraging. The practices to come will allow him to regain his strength. Day after day, Diarra is preparing for his return.

A video of Lassana Diarra’s work on his recovery can be seen on Objectif Match, Tuesday May 3 starting at 6:10 pm on OMtv and OMtv Online.

 

 

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