Eduardo da Silva of Arsenal is back and is looking sharp. What a great comeback story! After fracturing his left fibula and dislocating his ankle in a tackle by Birmingham's Martin Taylor in February 2008, he is now back and played yesterday in Arsenal's fourth-round replay against Cardiff in the FA Cup. He started for the Gunners and never gave anyone a doubt about his readiness to play again. He scored the first goal of the match in the 20th minute.
25-year-old Eduardo da Silva, who also plays for Croatia, said, "It was the best day of my life - it was a special moment to score, very emotional. I celebrated by kissing my wedding ring - because my wife and daughter and family supported me through this."
He did not only score once but twice. The Brazilian-born Croat easily dispatched the ball in the left-hand corner of the goal in a 60th minute penalty kick, causing another round of celebration from Arsenal fans.
I feel very happy and excited for him, seeing how good he plays and the future he has in his football career. I hope the best for Eduardo da Silva and may he continue to inspire football fans with his great talent, determination and heart!