9 surgeries in a year is just way too many and at some point, you have to wonder if it is all even worth it because there is only so much of cutting and sewing up any part of the body can take, especially soft tissue. I don’t know the reasons for all 9 surgeries but that is a big number and whatever the reason, I would imagine it would take a miracle for him to come back and play top level competitive football. I wish him the best and I hope whatever he decides to do, it’s for the best and doesn’t affect his quality of life after football.
As for the club, we have to move on. We cannot rely on Santi coming back.