Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Jonny Castro Otto is officially back in the picture.
The wing-back was named in the starting XI by Nuno Espirito Santo for yesterday’s game with Leicester City, six months on from suffering an ACL injury against Olympiacos.
The Spaniard has been hard at work in the gym to get himself back fit again, and his name being on the team sheet yesterday was a welcome surprise for supporters.
They knew he had been back in full training, but few expected him to actually start against the Foxes.
The 26-year-old did really well against Brendan Rodgers’ side considering it was his first game back after such a long time out, and was taken off at half-time as per the plan.
Some were initially worried, but Nuno confirmed after the game (via Wolves official) that it was always the intention to play him for half a game.
It is a major boost to have £15 million star Jonny (BBC Sport) back, and the star was delighted about his return on social media.
In a heartfelt post, he said: “A shame we couldn’t get the three points at home… but I’M BACK to give my everything for the pack again!! Doctors, staff, teammates, family, friends, supporters… THANK YOU!!
“No words can describe how I feel!! The work continues now!!”
As well as hundreds of fans, there were also replies from some of his Molineux teammates.
Pedro Neto wrote ‘Coisa linda’, which translates to ‘Beautiful thing’, and Willian Jose commented a few strong-arm emojis to show his support
Fellow wing-back Nelson Semedo also welcomed the star back.
Clearly Jonny is a popular figure in the Wolves dressing room, and his return to full fitness is a massive boost for the club.