AC Monza have confirmed that Pablo Mari is facing a couple of months on the sidelines after successfully undergoing surgery on the stab wound suffered in last night’s random attack in a Milan supermarket.
The Spaniard is set to spend the next couple of days recovering in hospital and will subsequently need a prolonged period of rest before he’s allowed to resume training.
A statement from AC Monza reads:
“The specialists of the General Surgery-Trauma Team of the Niguarda Hospital in Milan carried out this morning the surgery to reconstruct the two injured muscles on Pablo Marí’s back. The surgery went well and a hospital stay of two or three days is expected. After the resignation, the player will be able to start a rehabilitation process. This type of muscle injury usually requires two months of rest before you can resume physical activities.”
Clearly unlucky to be caught up in the attack, the 29-year-old is also incredibly fortunate not to have suffered an even worse injury.
“Today I was lucky, because I saw a person die in front of me,” Mari told Italian media.
While it sounds like Pablo will make a full physical recovery soon enough, it’s hard to imagine the mental trauma he’s been through after witnessing the carnage wrought by the attacker.
Once again, we wish him and his family all the best as they process everything that has happened.