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Dusang: ‘Happy to be back’

Published on the 28 December 2011 à 13:16 by OT

During their midseason camp in the Hérault region, Sandine Dusang returned to training with the squad. A fantastic feeling after so long on the sidelines…

On March 27, Sandrine Dusang suffered a serious knee injury. On the artificial pitch at Sussargues, against Montpellier, the OL defender ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. The 1-0 victory that day secured a fifth French championship, but it was scant consolation for the player that missed the Champions League triumph and the World Cup.

Yesterday, December 27, exactly nine months after the injury, Sandrine Dusang finally returned to training. After a few hiccups along the way during her re-education, the former OL skipper could barely contain her joy: "I’m over the moon to be back training with the squad. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things. My experience with injuries tells me it will take some time to get back to my best. But for a first training session, it went well. I’m really happy to be back training with the girls out on the pitch – it’s a really positive step.”

This morning, Sandrine Dusang took part in the standard 20-minute run, at 8:00am, and then the 10:00am training session. The Lyon coaching staff can now count on the entire playing roster. The treatment room is empty and coach Patrice Lair has his entire squad to start 2012.