In an interview with L’Equipe, Bruno Guimaraes says he has played in recent months despite a knee injury. The Brazilian midfielder nevertheless specifies that his problems are behind him and that he feels fit again.
Bruno Guimaraes was not at his best in recent months. In an interview with L’Equipe, the Brazilian midfielder confided the reason for his decline in his second season in France: an injury disrupted the progress of the OL player.
Arrived in January 2020 from Athletico Paranaense, Bruno Guimaraes quickly established himself within the Lyon collective. In recent months, the Brazilian has been less efficient even if he often remains aligned by Rudi Garcia. “This is the first time that I say it. I played injured for four or five months. I had a strong inflammation. I almost went into depression, said Guimaraes. I had a really difficult time. . I must have spent four or five months training and taking medication, doing infiltrations. I lost two inches of muscle mass on one of my legs. “
“I couldn’t even play with my dog anymore”
However, this injury did not prevent Bruno Guimaraes from holding his place in recent months, even if he has lost his influence in the midfield, with the competition of several players including Thiago Mendes or Lucas Paqueta. “I made an effort to play for OL, to play the Champions League, when I was not really in a position to do so. It was a knee problem, said the 23-year-old. years. I couldn’t even play with my dog, or even climb stairs without it hurting. It was a hard time for me. I thought this pain would never pass. I kept that with me, This is the first time that I have said that. It was hard. But the most important thing is that today I feel in good shape. And I want, which is the most important. had lost that when I had my knee problem. “
Currently 4th in the League after 32 days, OL are still aiming for a qualification for the next Champions League. Bruno Guimaraes seems in any case to have found a starting place during his last outings, aligned in the starting 11 by Rudi Garcia during the last three outings of the Rhone club.