Comesaña led the Rayo tiqui-taca on his return 7 months later

Wednesday was a day of reunions. Football returned, three months after the stop caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and so did Santi Comesaña, at eleven Rayo. The midfielder had been away from the playing fields for seven months due to an injury, but returned with a leading role in the victory against Albacete (1-0). He squeezed every minute to claim and got it. During that second part, the Galician became the engine of the franjirrojo team, which deployed a touch game that resulted in 73.8% possession.

And if Rayo became the king of the 'tiqui-taca', he had a good fault. Comesaña was the player who gave the most good passes (51 in 45 minutes, for Trejo's 52 and Milic's 56 for 90) and the second with the most balls recovered (four, the same as Trejo and two less than Advíncula). Numbers that confirm the sensations seen on the green. “Santi has started very well. It does not have any kind of discomfort. This was a meeting to take minutes. Maybe it wouldn't have endured the 90s, but I think it's at the same level as the rest, “said Paco Jémez.

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The redhead coach recovers an important piece facing this frenetic final stretch of the championship. Matches every 72 hours will force rotations and Comesaña has already submitted his candidacy for eleven in a somewhat unusual season for him. The Galician did not enter Paco's first calls, but Mario Suárez's injury allowed him to have minutes in the midfield and convince, little by little, the coach. To the point of reaching settle in ownership and chain five in a row (Tenerife, Extremadura, Ponferradina, Lugo and Cádiz).

So, when he was enjoying his best moment, some discomfort appeared in the pubis. They relegated him to the substitution in Los Pajaritos on November 16 (Numancia-Rayo, 2-2) and remained week after week. Day after day. Finally, the midfielder had to undergo surgery for “a bilateral inguinal hernia” in mid-January and the medical services of the vallecano club estimated the discharge time in about two months. Yes, the unexpected break by COVID-19 gave him a little more margin to complete his recovery.

Training returned: first solo and then in a group. So did the good feelings and her wide smile. “I am looking forward to playing again because I had been injured for a long time. I feel very good. It had been months since I felt this way. I did not know how it would be because at home it is not the same. I have noticed better than I expected“Santi himself confessed before his re-release. Seven months later … Comesaña not only returned, but also stressed.