Fagner reveals dramatic accident story: ‘They saved my life’

Fagner reveals dramatic accident story: ‘They saved my life’
Fagner reveals dramatic accident story: ‘They saved my life’

On this September 1st, Corinthians’ 112th anniversary, side Fagner published an open letter to the fans to talk about his relationship with the club. At one point in the text, the player tells about a childhood accident that made him undergo two surgeries.

“When I was seven years old, I walked through a glass door. I was playing in the building where I lived and I just walked in the door. It tore all the ligaments, the skin peeled off the arm, cut the artery, everything”, writes Fagner in text published by the website. The Players Tribune. He had talked about the accident before, but never in such detail.

He received first aid from a neighbor, who was a nurse, and was then taken to the hospital. It was four hours and 15 minutes in emergency surgery.

“Those doctors saved my life,” thanks Fagner. However, the recovery did not go as expected, and the boy then needed another operation.

“As time went by, my left arm started to atrophy. My father suspected that this was not normal and took me to the AACD. In the emergency surgery, some ligaments had stuck to the skin, so I would have to be operated on again. My father sold the car, paid for all the exams, the operation and, thank God, I was able to have a normal life”, completes the right-back.

He reveals that to this day he has “a slight coordination deficit”: his left arm is not as steady as his right. “The side is weaker, I can’t even close my hand and, in weight training, I need a special device to be able to do the exercises”, says Fagner, who explains that the adaptations do not interfere in the athlete’s routine.

At Corinthians since 2014, Fagner is a defensive pillar of Vítor Pereira’s team. He already has 467 appearances for the club and is just a few games away from entering the Top 10 of players who played the most in the club’s history. The next game should be this Sunday (4), at Neo Química Arena, when Alvinegro faces Internacional for the Brasileirão.

The article is in Portuguese

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