After sharing a video of himself walking without crutches after having knee surgery, Gabriel Jesus is off to a solid start in his recovery.
The Brazilian was anticipated to miss three months after sustaining ligament injury to his knee while representing his nation at the World Cup.
The 26-year-old, however, released a video on his social media platforms yesterday night while working out in the club’s London Colney gym to demonstrate that he is no longer using crutches to get around and is only sporting a knee brace.
Jesus can be seen speeding up his rehabilitation in the 1 minute, 36 second movie by doing boxing, stretches, body resistance training, and even using a leg extension machine without a knee brace.
Along with the phrase “Evolving everyday,” the post includes the hashtags #alôme, #gratido, #doperi, and #progress. Demonstrating the forward’s resolve to return to the team fit.
Despite the positive footage, the Gunners are hesitant to estimate Jesus’ return to play and won’t pressure him to complete his recovery right away.
Jesus visited his teammates in the locker room following Tuesday’s scoreless draw with Newcastle. While he was away, his Arsenal team moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Since the Premier League began after the World Cup, Eddie Nketiah, who is filling in for Arsenal’s number 9, has scored twice in three games.
However, there is some worry that without the Brazil star, Arsenal will lack in the offensive department, which might lead to them being linked with moves for Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk during the winter transfer window.
Jesus joined the north London team at the beginning of the season, and in 20 appearances for the Gunners, he has scored five goals and played a crucial role in the team’s unbeaten league record.
On Monday, Arsenal will play League One Oxford United in the FA Cup Third Round, taking a breather from the title race.