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Oviedo Staying Positive

Costa Rican still harbours World Cup dream despite leg break.

Oviedo Staying Positive
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Bryan Oviedo has spoken about his double leg break at Stevenage.
 
The Everton favourite was stretchered off during the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday evening and taken immediately to hospital.
 
Surgery on Monday evening set the left-sided Costa Rican on the long road to recovery – one he hopes end in a dream comeback at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
 
He said: "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.
 
"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."
 
With a full diagnosis arriving towards the end of the Blues' 4-0 win, Oviedo admits his mind was left to fret about the consequences.
 
"All sorts of thoughts went through my head," he added. "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."

Rhonda CAHiLLGET WELL SOON & STAY STRONG BRYAN OVIEDO BABBBBBY XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday 29th January 00:39 Report Comment

Tico LokoIf Costa Ricans are strong on something,,,is about being Positive and optimistic-- Baby Oviedo, will play the world cup.

Tuesday 28th January 16:52 Report Comment

Peter BrennanCome back soon,Bryan. All the best from every Bluenose,wherever they are. Mucho suerte.

Tuesday 28th January 15:48 Report Comment

Malcolm HamlingCome back fitter and stronger, you've proved to be a true blue. We want to see a lot more of you and for a long time! Get well soon.

Tuesday 28th January 15:05 Report Comment

Bradley EdwardsGet Well Soon Oviedo Babbbyyyyyy!!!! Youve been fantastic this season and every Evertonian around the world wishes you a very speedy recovery!

Tuesday 28th January 14:15 Report Comment

Danny CheeGet well soon

Tuesday 28th January 13:52 Report Comment

alec phillipshope your back very soon every eveton fan is behind you keep focus mate thinking of you at all times

Tuesday 28th January 13:11 Report Comment

Melvin ChuaOviedo, wish you the best on your recovery. We will always be with you.

Tuesday 28th January 13:03 Report Comment
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