The women’s first team, with the Primera Iberdrola postponed in March due to COVID-19, had spent three weeks in a training camp.
In a chance encounter with Garazi Murua, Ane suffered a serious injury. After hearing the loud, crunching sound in her knee, Ane knew straight away that she was in trouble.
Subsequent tests confirmed her suspicions. She was sent to Navarre to see a specialist and undergo surgery for a ruptured cruciate ligament in her right knee.
After the operation in July and “getting a new knee for her birthday”, Ane hasn’t done much but follow the Club’s Medical Services’ instructions ever since.
Her leg has gotten stronger and she can now jog around Lezama’s pitches, but always with a long look at her dearly missed teammates.
“When you’re injured, you always become a little bit isolated,” the Athletic striker said. “But I’ve learnt a lot about myself from this situation. I know my body better, as well as Athletic Club’s physios and doctors.”
The forward is progressing positively in terms of her recovery and, without a doubt, her return in the final stretch of the Primera Iberdrola campaign will greatly strengthen the lionesses.
Azkona is never without a smile on her face and has chosen a very recommendable “philosophy” when it comes to overcoming any obstacle life puts in her way.
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Ane Azkona given the all-clear
The Athletic striker is back to full fitness
A two-week break for Athletic Club Women
Iturregi’s lionesses won’t be in Primera Iberdrola action until February 27
Lucía García called up to Spanish national team
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The Lionesses fall to narrow defeat in Madrid
The Lionesses deserved more after a much improved second-half performance
Athletic Club Women back to winning ways
Oguiza goals either side of a Nekane strike see Athletic ease to a 3-0 win over RCD Espanyol
Irene Oguiza: a long road to recovery
The young footballer suffered a serious injury in February 2020, only a short while after her first-team debut
Back to normality for the Lionesses
Iraia Iturregi’s players are preparing to face Espanyol on Sunday after spending time in compulsory quarantine
Athletic Club Women vs Real Betis postponed
The RFEF has called off this Sunday’s Primera Iberdrola match
One point for the Lionesses after last-minute own goal
A cruel end to the match sees Athletic pick up a point in Badajoz