Spartak Moscow forward Victor Moses has expressed his happiness at being able to play competitive football once more after being sidelined for seven months due to Achilles tendon injury.
Moses who won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria made his comeback in a Russian Premier League game against Akhmat Grozny at the Otkritie Bank Arena on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Even though the game ended in a scoreless tie, Moses was pleased to have made his long-awaited return.
On August 6, 2022, the 32-year-old former Nigeria international was playing for Spartak Moscow against Ural when he suffered a serious injury that required surgery.
After undergoing extensive rehabilitation and individual training for several months, Moses was able to return to action.
Before his comeback, Moses was on the bench for two straight games against Ural and Orenburg ahead of the March international break. But in the 62nd minute on Saturday, he was eventually allowed to play against Akhmat Grozny, taking Ignatov’s place.
Moses had contributed significantly for Spartak Moscow this season before suffering an injury, scoring twice in five games. However, his presence in the game against Akhmat Grozny could not motivate Spartak to triumph on Saturday.
Spartak Moscow is currently 10 points behind Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League standings, with 41 points.
With Moses back in the lineup, the squad will try to cut the deficit and challenge for first place in the remaining games of the season.
After the draw against Akhmat Grozny on Saturday, Victor Moses said: “Difficult game today but a well-earned point. On a personal note delighted to return to the team today after 7 months out. Thanks to everyone who’s supported me to get back on the pitch.”