Jon Toral, an Arsenal player on loan at Birmingham City has informed Sport that he suffers from a genetic problem that has the possibility to give him recurring knee injuries.
Toral was purchased from Barcelona’s La Masia. He belongs to the same batch as Hector Bellerin but has not been able to successfully break into the Arsenal first team. He spent last season on loan at Brentford and is currently is playing for Birmingham City.
Toral, in an open discussion with Sport, was informing the media about his career, his background and others. Toral, being of English-Spanish origin, explained that his parents met in Reus near Barcelona. The mother, English teacher by profession, was working when the parents met. His father is from Madrid and met his wife when he went for English lesson. He, however still cannot speak English.
The player has suffered several injury problems and has explained that he is currently happy and healthy but is taking one day at a time. He said to sport “I had surgery on the right knee, then I relapsed and they sewed the meniscus to the wall outside of the knee. From then the right knee did not give me trouble, and after three months back in training, I felt that my left knee was not right. It was the same problem. And that’s where we discovered that there was a genetic problem.”
“I have them too lax, there’s more movement than there should be, and the bones that surround it was pinching me. And it was breaking me”