Chapecoense survivor takes first steps

ShareClose Comments
Brazilian defender releases video message from hospital as he continues his recovery from tragic plane crash in Colombia

Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel has released a video message to fans as he takes his first steps on his road to recovery.

Neymar gives Ballon d'Or verdict

The 27-year-old defender was one of the first survivors pulled from the crash that tragically claimed 71 lives, including 19 of his Chapecoense teammates.

Ruschel released a video from Somer Clinic in Colombia where he is continuing his recovery from his ordeal, and appeared taking his first assisted steps.

"I'd like to tell you all that I am recovering very well," Ruschel says in the video released on social media.

"I will soon come back to Brazil to finish my recovery. 

"I would like to thank all of you, for the support given and by the vows of affection that I also received, I just wanted to thank everyone, thank you very much."  

Article continues below

 

Next article:
Morgan, Navas win CONCACAF Player of the Year honors
Next article:
IISL 2017: Mumbai City’s slow starts hampering their progress
Next article:
Thanabalan on group opponents' physical advantage: "Even Messi is small in size!"
Next article:
Mourinho: I will no longer celebrate most Man Utd goals
Next article:
ISL 2017: Bengaluru FC played into Gregory’s plan
Close