Chelsea defender David Luiz has revealed that he will not be undergoing surgery for his long lasting knee injury despite the pain he has suffered over the last few months.
The Brazilian has damaged his knee in December due to Sergio Aguero’s reckless tackle that saw the Argentine get a three-game ban after a straight red card.
The 29-year old has excelled under Antonio Conte after returning to Stamford Bridge last summer and has played a massive role in Blues’ dominance in the Premier League so far as he is undoubtedly one of the best defenders in the league this season.
‘The international break gives me a good chance to rest my knee. It’s a very good thing for me,’ Luiz told the Evening Standard.
‘Only I feel the pain so nobody knows [how hard it’s been to cope with]. But we have amazing medical staff and they have been great with me.
‘Every single match, every single player they are there for every player. They have helped me a lot.
‘I won’t need an operation in the summer. But it’s very good for me to rest, not just the knee, but the body as well.
‘I am disappointed to not be in the Brazil squad, but I respect the decision. I’m playing regularly and trying to do my best to come back [into the squad]. Have I been told why I wasn’t picked? No.’
David Luiz, who has not won a Premier League in his previous stint at Stamford Bridge, could very be a champion this season as the Blues won a difficult away game at Stoke City by 2-1 last weekend to increase their lead to 13 points.
‘We have to show every day in our lives that we are tough men as well as good footballers,’ the former PSG star added.
‘You need to be a good human, with a good personality, to be honest. It’s not just inside the pitch, it’s about being this way every day.
‘When you’re with people, you need to show your character.’