May 28, 2020, a date that Yassine Benzia will never forget. That day, everything changed for the Algerian international (4 caps, 1 goal). Indeed, the footballer born in 1994 was the victim of a serious buggy accident in the vicinity of Savigny-le-Sec (Côte-d’Or). Unfortunately, his left hand had been particularly affected at the time of the events. Quickly transported to Dijon University Hospital, the former OL and LOSC player had been hospitalized and the medical services were doing their utmost to save his hand, which was well damaged and threatened with amputation.
Two days later, the information leaked to the media. The president of the DFCO, Olivier Delcourt, then took the floor to give his full support to the player. “He was operated. He is on morphine and will be hospitalized for a while ”, he had confided. A blow for the club and Fennec, arrived on January 30, 2020 in Dijon after a loan of a few months at Olympiakos. Motivated by the idea of relaunching in France, he was stopped in full flight after the cessation of the L1 following the coronavirus epidemic. The native of Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf had finished the season with 4 matches.
The match of his life
Unfortunately for him, another game, much more important, began. After his accident, he underwent a first operation to stabilize his numerous fractures. The first in a long series for the 26-year-old, who went on to have a skin graft on his left hand before embarking on the rehabilitation phase. Supported by his family and loved ones, the one who had a good follow-up with his surgeon in Lille went through the stages one after the other, and continues the sessions with the physiotherapist to regain the use of his hand. we let people know. He has not yet found it completely.
At the same time, he was able to gradually reconnect with football. On December 31, he returned to training. Another important step for Yassine Benzia, who did some races and exercises with the ball. Happy, he had confided to the Good public : “It’s really nice, I’m very happy to see my teammates again. I worked for months to come back and was very impatient. I have come a long way, it was the biggest ordeal of my life. From now on, we will see a new Yassine. ” A fight of a lifetime that made him stronger as a footballer and as a man.
Yassine Benzia has finally found the land
His return has in any case made the happiness of his trainer David Linarès. “I am very happy for him and I want to support him as well as possible”. First stage on February 16. Yassine Benzia, who wore the armband, replayed 70 minutes with the reserve team during a friendly against Nancy. Ten minutes longer than initially expected. After the meeting, the coach of the N3, Christophe Point, said: “It’s a real pleasure to see him on the pitch again. His experience, his technical quality, his playing intelligence were a real treat for our young people and for us. Yassine shared, advised and, even when he was on the bench, continued to lead by voice and action ”.
New stage last night since David Linarès offered him his first minutes in L1. A moment that he had been waiting for a long time, him whose last official match dated back to February 15, 2020 (against Bordeaux). A year and two weeks later, he came into play 8 minutes against Brest. A special moment for Benzia, very happy and happy to find the grounds according to our information. Even if he still has a long way to go since he works in particular with a physiotherapist as indicated above, Yassine Benzia is already coming back a long way and hopes to win the most beautiful of his victories.
Long injured, Yassine Benzia is making his comeback in Ligue 1. pic.twitter.com/8kBEPoCsWf
– Dijon FCO (@DFCO_Officiel) March 3, 2021