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Update on injury: Rurik is playing again

Rúrik is back training with the FC Nurnberg squad and was even on the bench when the team met RB Leipzig yesterday. A game they won with 3-1.
It won’t be long until we see him on the field again, putting in hard work for the team to stay in top 3 of the 2. Bundesliga, which will earn them a place in the Bundesliga next season.

“I played a reserve game last weekend, so it all looks good. I’ve been working hard on my rehabilitation. It’s not been long since I started practicing with the team, but I am still in fine form. I do not feel like I have been sidelined for five months”

“I managed to practice three times last week and the coach wanted me in the squad last weekend but the doctor would not accept it. I expect to be in the squad this weekend. I feel like I’m ready and I’ve been showing in training that I am in good shape”

Rúrik had surgery to repair his Achilles tendon that was partially demolished and has kept him out since September last year. Now he is back and ready to fight for his place on the FC Nurnberg team, as well as the national team, who’s going to the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which is held in France this summer.

“I would be frustrated if I was not named in the squad. It would be the first time in several years that I was not named in the squad when I’m injury-free. Of course I would be very frustrated, but I just need to work hard and show people that I belong in this group.”

“First and foremost, i need to start playing and playing well.”

Quotes taking from an interview Rúrik did with the Icelandic site

Rúrik is back!


Ten weeks after the injury, the 27 year old has one main goal.

Rúrik didn’t join his teammates on Monday, but on Tuesday he was back on the court at 1. FC Nürnberg. Two and a half months after his surgery on the Achilles tendon, he’s been cleared by rehab coach Tobias Dippert, to start training again.

“I am delighted to be back in Nuremberg,” the winger said after his first training session. “It’s nice to be back with the team.” Because of continuing problems with the Achilles tendon itself Gíslason had undergone a surgical procedure in October 2015 “It was unpleasant to constantly play with pain. Therefore I hope that it is now over and I’m fit again soon.”

The signs are good. On Monday Gíslason went to Switzerland for a follow-up.

“The doctor said that everything looks very good. I also feel that it is constantly improving.”

First of, Rúrik will train individually and then join the team on their training camp in Belek.

If all goes well, it is quite “realistic, that I am ready for the first game in Munich” says Gíslason, however “I do not want to pressure the moment. I only have one goal, and that is to play without pain again. The team has played really well without me. I’m just going to work hard for it to be right back there.”