Jonathan hits out at ‘negligent’ and ‘incompetent’ Inter club doctors

18 April at 19:48
Former Inter wingback Jonathan has released an interview with GloboEsporte.com accusing Inter club doctors of having treated with negligence and incompetence an injury he had picked up during his San Siro spell.

“It was the worse period of my career”, the 29-year-old told the Brazilian website.

“I was sidelined for almost eight months, but I am a stronger man and footballer now.”

“I suffered an injury during the summer training camp, but doctors told me that it was nothing serious so I played for three more months with an injury. Not having studied medicine, I had to believe and trust them.”

“The situation went from bad to worse when I had to stop training. I was in pain even when I was walking up the stairs. I picked up the injury in July 2014, but I could have a surgery only in February 2015. If they had operated me before that date, I could have had a quicker recovery.”

“That was a very tough time for me. People believed doctors and not me. They thought it was nothing serious, but my contract with Inter run until the following summer so undergoing a surgery would have meant decreasing chances to have my contract extended.”

“I used to play on a regular basis before the injury and everyone was happy at the club, but people have short memory. That’s football, I can’t complain too much.”

“God had other plans for me, but Inter doctors’ negligence and incompetence left me shocked.”

“I had to do physical therapy alone in Serbia because I didn’t trust them anymore. My wife was pregnant at that time. I don’t like to judge people, but their negligence was a very serious one.”

“One can’t have a surgery seven months after picking up an injury. I have no problems with Inter, only with their doctors.”

“The club wanted to extend my contract, but I didn’t. I couldn’t trust them anymore. My agent found a way to let me train in Partizan Belgrade’s  training centre. The club paid for my surgery, I paid for the physical therapy.”

“Genoa, Atalanta and Torino wanted to sign me, but I decided to go back to Brazil alongside my wife. I am playing for Fluminense now and I dream of playing for Brazil national team. The Brazilian league is more competitive than European leagues, where there is too much difference between small and big clubs.”

Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto
 

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