Using Twitter, the 35 year old Brazilian wing spiker announced to his fans that he is fully recovered from the stress injury that left him unable to compete in any Brazilian League matches this season. He wrote: “Yesterday I recieved great news! The fracture is consolidated.”
Giba first felt the injury in November during the World Cup games in Japan, where Brazilians booked their ticket to London after ending the competition in third place. His club then decided to rest him for the first few games of the Brazilian League, so he could come back later in season. But that didn’t happen.
In February, came the decision to proceed with surgery to his shin-bone, the first of our FIVB Hero’s career, in order that he could recover faster and be ready for the Olympic Games. He missed the league, but the decision proved to be the right one!
The captain of the Brazilian squad is now ready for action! Since last week, both Brazilian FIVB Heroes, Giba and Murilo Endres, are in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, training with National Team for their opening matches in 2012 World League, 18-19-20 May, in Canada. Already qualified for the Olympic Games, Giba and his team mate will use the competition to get into shape for the most important event of the year, and Giba is looking forward to collect another medal to his impressive collection.