With 2014 season about finish, it’s time for holidays for everyone. Or almost everyone.
Some of the protagonists of the season about to end, in fact, will have to recover from injuries they collected during the long year.
The list is quite long: Kimbaloula and Quintieri (Kalju), Rättel (Levadia), Zahovaiko (Sillamäe) Indermitte (Paide), Martin Jõgi and Ivanov (Tammeka), Ivanovs (Lokomotiv) Tamberg and Irie (Narva Trans).
Some of them will return home and it will be a chance to entrust their legs to the local expertize.
It is the case of Nõmme Kalju’s striker Damiano Quintieri.
The Kalju’s nr.9 was sidelined by an injury occurred during last Kalju-Trans game (match report here). The Narva player, Shevyakov, was sent off even though the incident dynamics was not clear from the video replay offered.
Damiano explained what happened with his own words. ‘I made two-three steps forward to stop the ball’ told Quintieri to a local paper of Guastalla, Reggio Emilia province ‘the opponent was behind my back and tried to get onto the ball however he hit the side of my left knee. In that very moment, my left foot locked to the ground. Then, I felt something had broken.’
Contrary to many Italian footballers going abroad to get cured, Damiano will do his rehab in the Boot Country.
‘Italians are weird’ explained Damiano ‘meaning, we never appreciate what we have, but abroad, they appreciate us a lot. In Italy we have a lot of educated staff, that’s why I decided to go back there for curing myself.’
Damiano will be in care of Professor Francesco Bosco at the ‘Centro Nuovo Benessere’ located in the same Guastalla, a 15,000-inhabitant of the Emilia-Romagna region. Francesco Bosco is the director of the Sport Rieducation Lab. Born in Calabria as Damiano, he has collaborated with several important clubs: PSG, Parma, Internazionale and Hellas Verona. The likes of Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez have been under his care in the past.
Why Prof. Bosco in Damiano's case? The 'Wolf' explained himself.
‘He has been an important person during my career. Notwithstanding the distance, he has helped keeping my body to the top condition and improving my performances.’
Damiano hopes to return to the pitch faster starting from his home country where there will be less language barriers in the rehab process. After all, in the medical field, the communication between doctor and patient is the most important asset.