Sunday March 18 2012
Gattuso 'end of a nightmare'

Gennaro Gattuso admits his comeback after six months was “the end of a nightmare” for the Milan midfielder.

‘Rino’ had been out of action since September 9, when he was diagnosed with the paralysis of the optic nerve.

However, it emerged that the condition was actually myasthenia, a neuromuscular disease that led to fluctuating muscle weakness in the eye.

He made his return for only a couple of minutes in injury time during Saturday’s 2-0 win at Parma.

“It was the end of a nightmare that lasted six months. It’s all over now,” Gattuso told Radio Deejay.

“For four months we worked to treat a condition that then proved to be something else entirely. Now with all the cortisone they’ve been giving me, I’ve been pumped up like a boxer!”

Gattuso had been ready to make a comeback a couple of weeks ago, but it had to be postponed because the dosage of cortisone he had been prescribed was too high for anti-doping tests.

Meanwhile, there is more good news for the Rossoneri, as Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta and Kevin-Prince Boateng resumed training today.

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