Hector Bellerin

Football player

Hector Bellerin

Héctor Bellerín (born 19 March 1995) is a Spanish professional footbal player who plays as a right-back or wing-back for the English club Arsenal, and the Spain national team.

Bellerín started his career at Barcelona, and moved to Arsenal in 2011. On 21 November 2016, he signed a long-term contract that ties him to the club until 2022. Bellerín played internationally for Spain from under-16 to under-21 levels. He made his senior debut for Spain in 2016 and was later chosen for the European Championship of that year.

(source: Wikipedia)

The ACL injury

During a league game against Chelsea on 19 January 2019 he suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee and was stretchered off of the pitch in the 70th minute at the Emirates Stadium. He was ruled out for nine months, consequently missing the remainder of the season and the start of the 2019–20 season. Arsenal coach Unai Emery perceives Bellerín as “very mature” and believes that “he is already preparing to come back stronger than before”.

On 24 September 2019, Bellerín made his return from injury as a substitute in Arsenal’s 5–0 victory against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup.

Mini docu: Unseen Journey by Hector Bellerin

The 9-part documentary “UNSEEN JOURNEY” about the ACL injury of Arsenal player Hector Bellerin. Bellerin tore his anterior cruciate ligament in January 2019 during a match against Chelsea. Now two years later in January 2021, this interesting documentary has come out on YouTube showing the injury, rehabilitation, surgery, and comeback. All the ups and downs, feelings, and blood-sweat-and-tears on screen.

EP1: Home To Repair. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP2: Surgery. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP3: Two Families. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP4: Back To Normality. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP5: More Than. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP6: Shedding My Skin. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP7: Learning To Run. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP8: The Comeback. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

EP9: Not So Easy. Unseen Journey: Hector Bellerin

Vlogs by Hector Bellerin

Arsenal player Hector Bellerin is keeping everyone updated on his anterior cruciate ligament recovery through a vlog of his own. Bellerin tore his anterior cruciate ligament on 19 January 2019 during a match against Chelsea.

VLOG #1. Day 1: Hector Bellerin Injury Reaction. Arsenal v Chelsea

VLOG #2 - Pre Op, just before I went down for surgery!

VLOG #3 - Rehab setbacks!

VLOG #4 - Back home at the Arsenal training ground, finally!!

VLOG #5 - A day In the life!

VLOG #6 - Arsenal pre-season recap

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