Dijon’s Yassine Benzia has returned to training after suffering a rare hand injury which ruled him out of six months worth of football.
As reported by French outlet Le Bien Public back in the summer, Benzia injured his hand in a buggy crash. The damage done was thought to be serious, with their concern over whether full usage would return. The then 25-year-old was operated on and hasn’t been seen since.
Finally, half a year later, Benzia has returned to training with Dijon. The Ligue 1 outfit took to Twitter to hail his return to where he belongs, albeit with some pretty considerable strapping visible on the hand effected.
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Yassine #Benzia – “revenu de loin” et qui a vécu “une très grosse épreuve” – était de retour au sein du collectif lors de la reprise ! ?
— Dijon FCO (@DFCO_Officiel) December 31, 2020
While Benzia’s injury could well be life-changing, it hasn’t proven to be career threatening, which you have to imagine was the most important thing from his perspective.
The Algerian, who showed a great deal of promise as a teen, has yet to fulfil the potential that he was once thought to have. Having been able to return from this hand injury, he has another opportunity to do so.