Joel Campbell is set to return to Spain as he continues his recovery from injury, and he’s hopeful his fortunes will improve in 2018.

Marca report that Campbell is returning to Seville after several weeks in Costa Rica. However, he’s still not ready to return to the action just yet.

Betis are hopeful the 25-year-old will recover before the end of the season, and they’re counting on him to help the team. Thus, they rejected Saprissa’s offer to take the player on a short loan.

Marca also gave some details of Campbell’s injury last month. They wrote that the Arsenal winger needed surgery for a knee problem, as well as his new ankle issue. He suffered a bilameolar sprain and a bone bruise in his left ankle against Espanyol in November.

The Costa Rican also underwent an arthroscopy in his right knee to clean the area that was operated on in the summer. He continued to suffer discomfort and fluid built up, preventing him from playing normally. Marca predict it could take months to fully recover.

But it seems Campbell is staying positive nevertheless, admitting on Instagram that 2017 had some “very difficult moments”, but that such moments taught him a lot, and he wouldn’t change them. He also said: “Now enters a 2018 full of hope, goals and very good things”. Let’s hope so.

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