Ten months after being operated on for a brain tumor, Virginia Torrecilla has returned to training with her teammates. The 26-year-old Atlético de Madrid and Spanish national team player exercised this Wednesday at the Wanda Sports Center, in Alcalá de Henares. Cured of her illness, she has been in the gym, pedaling on a stationary bike and at a gentle pace on a treadmill, still without stepping on the grass and without touching the ball. “We started training again and you don’t know how excited I am. This last month has been very heavy, it has been a bit hard, harder than normal, and I have let it be to rest ”, the player explained to the club’s media.
Torrecilla, who underwent surgery on May 21, 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, was undergoing chemotherapy until this month. Her last session was on March 5, but later she had to be re-entered due to her low defenses. This Wednesday she was received like a heroine by her friends and colleagues. In a video recorded by Atlético, you can see how the soccer player enters the gym and walks between two rows formed by the players and the coaching staff of the rojiblanco club. Visibly moved, she stops to thank the gesture: “Thank you very much, girls, I wanted to tell you that I am already starting to go up and I hope to be with you very soon and, if not, for next season, okay? So, now, to continue ”.