Caceres back on track after near-fatal shooting

MADRID - Former Argentina defender Fernando Caceres was continuing to recover after narrowly escaping death when he was shot in the head in early November, he told Spanish radio on Thursday.

"I can already walk and do things," the 40-year-old told Cadena Ser by telephone from a clinic in Buenos Aires.

"Sometimes I can't understand how I kept going."

Caceres was attacked in his car by a youth, leaving him in a coma. He lost an eye and the bullet is still lodged in his head. Doctors said it was a miracle he survived.

Caceres, who helped Argentina win the Copa America in 1993, played for Argentinos Juniors, River Plate, Real Zaragoza, Boca Juniors, Valencia, Celta Vigo and Independiente.