The full extent of Santi Cazorla’s injury nightmare has been revealed and it’s pretty grim reading.

In a report in Spanish sporty newspaper Marca, Santi has said he almost had to have his foot AMPUTATED in a bid to save it, and that a Doctor told him that he’d be lucky to even walk again.

Cazorla was injured in a Champions League game against Ludogorets 18 months ago in the final minute when we were comfortably winning and he’s been out ever since.

They reveal a gruesome photo of his ankle with some skin grafted from his forearm, containing a tattoo with his daughter’s name on it.

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Cazorla is currently living alone, away from his family in Salamanca trying to get himself fit and has earmarked a return for after Christmas.

Arsene Wenger revealed recently that he’s on his way back:

“The first signs are positive, but still he has not played for one and a half years, he is not in full training yet, he needs a few games with the reserve team, so I think if all goes well, it will be after Christmas…”

Poor Santi, keep going you little Spanish magician, how we’ve missed you! (He’s obviously a big reader of ArsenalShorts and will definitely see this).