Oviedo: Kevin Mirallas came over but he was in tears so I knew something was wrong
Everton defender Bryan Oviedo has spoken for the first time about his double leg break that occurred during Evertons 4-0 victory over Stevenage at the Lamex stadium.
The popular player knows he is a massive doubt for the world cup and wont give up on his dream, but knows that time is against him and if he doesn’t make it then he will just go on with enjoying life.
The Costa Rican told The S*n: “Ever since it happened, I’ve been thinking about the World Cup. I have to remain calm but, in the hands of God, I will be ready for it.
“If I am back in time for the finals, then great. But, if not, then the world won’t stop turning. I have already missed a tournament through injury before.
“You learn from experiences like this. You take knocks in life but the key is to be strong and to fight back.”
Oviedo broke his leg in 2 places following an innocuous challenge on Stevenages Simon Heslop and only realised he had done something when he looked at his leg and it was wonky.
“It was an accident and part of my job. I could make a similar challenge 100 times and nothing would go wrong – but these things happen.
“It was very hard. I felt a shudder go through my entire body, turned round to look at my leg and saw it distorted.
“Kevin Mirallas came over to calm me down but he was in tears. I knew then that something was seriously wrong.”
“All sorts of thoughts went through my head,” explained Oviedo. “It wasn’t too uncomfortable at first but I then felt very strong pain and tried to endure it.
“I thought about everything, my father, the World Cup. The minutes felt like hours.
“It is a real blow to my hopes and it is painful for me just to look at the images.
“I have tried to stay strong and positive but I don’t want to watch the video of the incident. I don’t think I will ever want to see it.”
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