Rafinha Alcantara got injured on April 3 in Granada during Barcelona's league game at Los Carmenes. Four days later he had an operation on the knee injury he'd picked up.
From that point on, it was revealed he would be out for four months and would miss the end of the season, a serious setback which the midfielder has met in the best way possible: with faith, patience and awareness.
That much can be revealed from the tweet the Hispanic-Brazilian has posted with an clear message of optimism for the future:
"Good things come to those that believe, better things come to those that are patient, but the best things come to those that don't give up," he wrote.
Buenas cosas vienen para los que creen, cosas mejores para los que son pacientes, pero las mejores cosas vienen para los que no se rinden pic.twitter.com/LQVsFcKHue— Rafinha Alcantara (@Rafinha) 16 de juliol de 2017
If everything goes well, Rafinha could be back by the end of August, when the season would already have started with the Spanish Super Cup between Barça and Real Madrid.
It will be then that he can get to work under new coach Ernesto Valverde and look to earn his confidence and a place in the side as he looks to book his place in the Brazil squad for next summer's World Cup in Russia.