“It’s extremely hard to take.” Nice midfielder Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, who suffers from a ruptured cruciate ligaments in his left knee, publicly reacted to this new twist of fate which hit him on the rise with OGC Nice. “It’s a complicated situation to (re) live but I have to overcome it”, he explained in a statement posted on Twitter, adding not wanting “(s) ‘to feel sorry for (his) fate nor (to) complain, many people go through much more complicated times “. “I am very far from having finished with my dreams”, he concluded, on a note of hope.
Cries of pain marked the Nice locker room
Victim of a ligament rupture during the Riviera derby lost by Nice (1-2) against Monaco, Reine-Adélaïde will be operated on next Tuesday, announced his coach. “We all think of him, who is struck again by an injury feared by footballers,” Adrian Ursea said on Friday. “We are all super sad for Jeff who had already suffered a ligament rupture in the other knee, a year ago. The hardest part was hearing his cries and tears at Louis-II”, confessed for his part Jean-Clair Todibo.
While still a player for Olympique Lyonnais, in December 2019, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde had an identical injury, but to the right knee, which deprived him of competition for eight months. Jeff-Reine Adelaide was able to start kicking a ball four months later, after a path he described as “hard and trying”.