Aitor Seguin May Finally See A Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Aitor Seguin was once a top young talent at Lezama, thought by many to be destined to become a star for the first team, but over the past few years he’s been fighting just to be able to play football again. In April of 2016 the winger suffered a torn ACL while playing with Bilbao Athletic and hasn’t been the same since. It took Seguin nine months to make his return in January of 2017, though it was short-lived.
After being cleared to play, Seguin suffered multiple setbacks and relapses. In total, he’s made just 12 appearances over the past three years and has constantly been plagued by the gruesome injury. Athletic renewed Seguin’s contract in 2018, just before he underwent another surgery, and have kept the 24-year-old on the Bilbao Athletic squad so that he could continue recovering at Lezama.
Last year Seguin regularly trained in the gym alongside Oihan Sancet and Iñigo Baqué, who had also torn their ACLs, and had to watch as both made full recoveries and returned to the field before the end of the season. With it looking very likely that Seguin would never play football again, the player made one final effort in hopes of finding a solution.
A few months ago Seguin began stem cell therapy under the supervision of Dr. Mikel Sánchez. The treatment has been aimed at regenerating tissue in the player’s right knee and is expected to take three to six months to complete. In theory, the outcome of the therapy will be determined in January according to a report from Javier Beltrán of El Correo.
Whether or not the treatment is a success remains to be seen, but so far things are going better than expected. Seguin was able to start running at Lezama several weeks ago and recently rejoined his teammates in training. Increasing the player’s workload has not caused any relapses and on Thursday the 24-year-old trained with the Athletic first team along with a handful of other players from Bilbao Athletic. It’s hard to be optimistic or hopeful after everything Aitor Seguin has been through in the past three years, but there may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel.