Wednesday August 10 2011
Nagatomo back to work

Inter and Japan full-back Yuto Nagatomo explains why he chose not to operate on the dislocated shoulder.

The defender popped his shoulder out of joint during a friendly game with Celtic and it was feared he'd be out for at least two months.

“I am happy to be back in Milan. I'm feeling better and preferred not to undergo surgery unless it was absolutely necessary,” said Nagatomo after seeing a specialist in Japan.

“It went well today, as I did some rehabilitation work and the exercise bike.

“It's difficult for me to be on the sidelines and not play football. At least I have more time to work on my Italian.

“Lessons are going well and I can understand everything, but speaking Italian is still difficult for me.”

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