Having combative midfielder Muhamed Besic back will almost be like a new signing for Everton. The player is yet to feature in a competitive game this season and will bolster the midfield corps, making it one of the strongest elements of the side.
Besic has been out since the preseason when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Wayne Rooney’s testimonial game. Since then, he has stuck doggedly to the precise regimen that rehabilitation for knee injuries tend to take and is finally back on the pitch, albeit training on his own.
Not long left now pic.twitter.com/3YD6nWqKLq— MoBesic (@Mo_Besic) January 25, 2017
The injury is usually expected to take six to eight months to heal, and Besic is right on target at the five and half months mark now. During his time out of the team though, he has maintained a constant presence around the club and on social media, where he is a fan favourite.
He even made sure he was available for the annual players’ trip to the Alder Hey Childrens’ Hospital at Christmas.
Blue heart for children... #BlueCrimbo @AlderHey @Everton pic.twitter.com/HX9RKlrpVn— MoBesic (@Mo_Besic) December 15, 2016
The Bosnian’s determination and cheerful nature should be applauded, as at no time during his injury has he publicly shown frustration, and has maintained a positive attitude throughout as he has documented his journey back on his Twitter account.
soon pic.twitter.com/MYmrDRos2V— MoBesic (@Mo_Besic) December 14, 2016
Step by step... Already start to walk pic.twitter.com/lf3OooPBV4— MoBesic (@Mo_Besic) August 25, 2016
Recovery starts from today! Thx you all for your support pic.twitter.com/y9s8jeL82L— MoBesic (@Mo_Besic) August 9, 2016
Besic’s return will add to manager Ronald Koeman’s quandary in midfield with Gareth Barry and Idrissa Gana Gueye as his two original starters, but now Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin thrown in and James McCarthy and Mo in the mix as well.
We wish our favorite Bosnian all the very best as he completes his physiotherapy and gets back into the squad - see you soon Mo!