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27 Feb 2014
Winger Álvaro Lemos is finally available after a seven-month absence due to a serious knee injury. He will be playing with Depor B in order to gain match fitness. The player offered a press conference in order to thank for the support.

July 24, 2013. It was Thursday and Deportivo were training in Monforte de Lemos as part of the pre-season stage ahead of the Segunda season. On that afternoon the club was knocked by the news that one of the youngsters that was going to be promoted to the first team, Álvaro Lemos, had suffered a serious injury that was going to sideline him for some months.

The winger, who had impressed with his performance at Fabril during the previous season, twisted his knee during the training session; ironically he was training apart after suffering a knock in the friendly game against UD Barbadás. In the beginning the doctors thought it was something without importance, but ordered scans and the outcome was the worst possible  A tear in a ligament on his right knee. He was operated and the long recovery process begun.

Lemos, who will be 21 on March, was one of the three players from Fabril that were going to be promoted on a permanent basis (the others were Insua and Luis Fernández) and this incident changed the entire picture. Still, he didn’t surrender and patiently worked on his recovery.

Now, seven months later, he’s getting the medical okay to play and will finally have minutes, though the coaching staff prefers to see him starting performing for Depor B and later coach Fernando Vázquez will decide if he will have the chance to play with the first team.

On Wednesday, the player offered a press conference and at the same time it was announced that he will begin to train with Fabril, Vázquez even announced that he could be picked for this Saturday’s Tercera game against Rápido de Bouzas.

During the press conference Lemos commented that, “I am very happy. I’ve been training for a month with the team and the feelings are perfect. It seems this week I will be picked by Fabril. The knee is fine and I’m very happy. At the beginning you have fear, but as the training pass you forget there was a surgery and well… it’s better for me as I am no longer thinking of the knee.”

He was also thanking the partners for the support, “For now I need to gain match fitness playing for Fabril, and let’s see how things are in the first game and ahead of next season. It was a hard hit for me, but thanks to the team mates and the medical staff everything is fine now. Pablo [Insua] was always supporting me as he lives in the same floor. Also Marchena, always cheering me up, it’s something to thank. Luis also supported as he suffered the same injury. It was an important support.”



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