Radamel Falcao García has done all types of things with time since his injury. He's attempted to reduce a rehabilitation process that usually last between six to seven months into five. At the same time he's looked to extend it by working at nearly a maniacal rate to get his knee back in into form. With 30 days until Colombia's debut against Greece in Belo Horizonte, Falcao is also racing against time to be ready.
In an interview with RCN Radio, Falcao's father mentioned that his son was just "60 percent" ready. "He now needs the other part- endurance, explosiveness, speed and coordination." he said. "All the things fundamental for a top-level footballer."
"HE'S PRACTICALLY AT 60 PERCENT, NOW HE NEEDS SOMETHING ELSE- ENDURANCE, EXPLOSIVENESS, SPEED AND COORDINATION... ALL THE THINGS FUNDAMENTAL FOR A TOP-LEVEL FOOTBALLER"- Radamel García on his son's rehab
Falcao is currently on Colombia's 30-man list for the World Cup and José Pekerman will have him in his plans until the final possible moment. Despite the player's rehabilitation, he will still need a few weeks to get match. The hope is that he can be ready at least against Japan and for the knockout stage. On top of being in the best health possible, Falcao will also have to be match fit. Knowing the length of his inactivity that will be another race against time as he will have to be fit in order to avoid an injury that could really set him back in his recovery or even affect his career long-term.