Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could have lost a foot if not for his tattoo 'India', details inside!

Arsenal's star midfielder Santi Cazorla went under the knife and had his left-arm's skin graft removed and transplanted to his injured ankle

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is raring to make a comeback in the side. He has been out of the side for over an year now. Cazorla has suffered 6 injuries throughout his career. The most recent one has weakened his right knee to an extent that Cazorla was told by the doctors that he will be fortunate enough to walk with his son in the garden again, let alone playing football. The midfielder suffered many injuries which led to a loss of eight centimentres from the tendon of the right ankle. The loss of skin was such that a skin graft from Cazorla’s left arm was needed to help his ankle heal.

The part of skin which had to be taken away had ‘India’ written over it, which is also his daughter’s name. He revealed an interview that his wife Ursula Santirso visited India and liked the country, the reason for his daughter’s name.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Cazorla revealed the details of his injury and the immense pain he went through.

“He saw that I had a tremendous infection, that I had damaged part of the calcaneus bone and it had eaten the Achilles tendon. There was eight centimetres of it missing.”

Cazorla also revealed the month of his return as his contract with Arsenal has been renewed and is valid till June 2018. The 32-year-old plans to return by January 2018.

Here’s Carzola’s tweet from 2013 when he was blessed with a daughter –

The Arsenal midfielder played his last game against Bulgarian team Ludogrets in October 2016 which his side won by 6-0.