Lucas Piazon says he feels no ill effects from his broken leg after stepping up his Fulham comeback with another substitute appearance during last night’s win over Ipswich tonight.
The Brazilian forward played 25 minutes as the Whites came from behind to beat Mick McCarthy’s men 4-1 at Craven Cottage and Piazon is hoping that the new year brings with it an injury-free period after spending four months on the sidelines following his horrific injury at Leeds earlier this season.
The on-loan attacker told Get West London’s Ryan O’Donovan after the final whistle:
I felt good to be honest, in the last game against Hull it felt good and today it felt strong and feels like I’m not too scared any more and that I can go out there and put my leg in and I know it will be 100%.
I broke my jaw in February and then broke my leg in August so it was very frustrating but it’s a new year now, my leg feels good, I feel good so hopefully I can finish the season strong.
It was hard to watch, this period is so long and it was tough to watch. I was always here supporting them but to be back out there helping them is much better so I hope we get this going and getting more wins and get things going.
Piazon also revealed that he felt duty-bound to return from Fulham after their heartwrenching failure in the play-off semi final against former club Reading last May. He signed for a second season-long loan from Chelsea in the summer:
The year we had we pushed into the play offs and had a good chance to go up, but we failed, so after this I felt like I had to come back and try again. I had three games before the injury, so the new year is the beginning of the season for me now so I have to make the most of it.