11 forgotten internationals who shone after returning from the abyss

Santi Cazorla Spain

"They told me: 'If you get to walk again with your son in the garden, be satisfied'."

That was Santi Cazorla speaking in November 2017, reflecting on the horrific injury that risked his entire leg – let alone football career. He went through ankle surgery eight times in one year, then suffered through infection, reconstruction and intense rehabilitation to get his football career back on track. 

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