Rojas maps road to recovery

Melbourne Victory’s Marco Rojas has shared an update on his fitness after returning from a period of rehabilitation in New Zealand. 

Rojas has been out of action since Victory’s 2-0 win over Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park in February, where he suffered a fractured fibula. 

Progress

The attacking midfielder had made seven A-League appearances this season, before his 2020/21 campaign was cut short. 

“The injury is progressing and I’m feeling a lot better,” said Rojas. 

“Going to New Zealand was huge for me, mentally and physically.

“I’ve made a lot of improvement and I’m now able to be out on the pitch, pass the ball and feel like a footballer again,” he said. 

Recovery

With just one A-League match remaining and an FFA Cup fixture yet to be finalised, Rojas has his sights set on the long-term future. 

“The next few months look like more of the same, slow and steady progress and taking it day-by-day,” said the New Zealander. 

“I’m preparing myself for pre-season and making sure I do what I need to do between now and then, so I can be ready for day one.”

Motivation

After a tough season on and off the field, the Victory playmaker is keen to put this season behind him. 

“I need to be able to let this stuff go but it will definitely be motivation for next season,” said Rojas.  

“I think the playing group and the Club itself has to accept this season has been what it is and learn from it. We now need to take the steps forward and improve.”