Spain defender Pablo Mari has returned to training with Serie A side Monza two months after undergoing surgery after being stabbed in an attack at an Italian supermarket that left a man dead.
Milan’s Niguarda Hospital said in October that the trauma team had reconstructed two muscles in the back of the 29-year-old centre-back, who is on loan from Premier League club Arsenal to Monza. Mari tweeted a photo of him training on Wednesday with the caption, “Step by step.”
Italian police said a 46-year-old man with mental health problems was detained after the attack at a Carrefour supermarket and was under guard in a psychiatric ward.
The attacker had used a kitchen knife for sale in the supermarket in the city of Assago. A 47-year-old Bolivian who worked at a mall supermarket died, while another employee and four customers were injured.
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Mari joined from Brazil’s Flamengo in 2020 and made 19 appearances for them before joining Udinese on loan this year. He joined Monza on loan in August.