‘It Was The Longest And Hardest 15 Minutes Of My Life’ – Marc Bartra Publishes Touching Instagram Update From Hospital Bed

Chris Wright

14th, April 2017

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After undergoing surgery on a broken arm, Marc Bartra is currently still recovering in hospital after being injured during the explosive attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus just hours before Tuesday night’s Champions League tie against Monaco.

Bartra suffered a fractured radial bone and had to have debris removed from his hand but, after being visited by his partner Melissa and their daughter Gala, the Spanish defender has since emitted a personal update from his hospital bed to assure fans that he’s okay.

In a rather touching note written to “unburden” himself, Bartra also thanked everybody for all the well-wishes he’s been receiving over the past couple of days…

Hoy he vuelto a recibir en el hospital la visita que más feliz me hace. Ellas son mi todo, la razón por la que lucho para superar siempre los obstáculos y este ha sido el peor de mi vida, una experiencia que no desearía a nadie en este mundo. El dolor, el pánico y la incerteza de no saber lo que estaba pasando, ni cuánto tiempo duraría… fueron los 15 minutos más largos y duros de mi vida. A todo esto os quiero decir, que creo que el shock de estos días va disminuyendo cada vez más y a la vez se suman las ganas de vivir, de luchar, de trabajar, de reír, de llorar, de sentir, de querer, de creer, de jugar, de entrenar, de seguir disfrutando de mi gente, seres queridos, compañeros, de mi pasión, de defender, de oler el césped como hago antes de que empiece el partido y motivarme. De ver las gradas llenas de personas que aman nuestra profesión, gente buena que sólo quiere que le hagamos sentir emociones para olvidarse del mundo y sobre todo de este mundo en el que vivimos, cada vez más loco. Lo único que pido, LO ÚNICO, es que vivamos TODOS en paz y dejemos atrás las guerras. Estos días cuando me miro la muñeca, hinchada y malherida, sabéis qué siento? Orgullo. La miro orgulloso pensando en que todo el daño que querían hacernos el martes, se quedó en esto. Gracias a los doctores, enfermeras, fisioterapeutas y personas que me ayudan a recuperar y que la muñeca quede perfecta. A las miles y miles de personas, medios, organizaciones de todo tipo, el BVB y compañeros, que me habéis hecho llegar vuestro apoyo y cariño. Por pequeño que sea, me ha llenado increíblemente de fuerzas para seguir SIEMPRE adelante. Necesitaba escribir y desahogarme y así zanjar todo para ya solo pensar en ponerme al 100% lo más pronto posible! Un saludo muy grande! Marc 💛

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Bartra’s accompanying caption reads thus:

Today, I received a visit in hospital that made me happy. They [my family] are my everything, the reason I struggle to overcome obstacles, and this has been the worst of my life – an experience I would not wish on anybody in this world.

The pain, the panic and the uncertainty of not knowing what was going on, or how long it would last. They were the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life.

To everybody, I want to say that I think the shock is decreasing more and more every day. At the same time it increased my will to live, to fight, to work, to laugh. to cry, to feel, to love, to believe, to play, to train – to continue to enjoy my people, loved ones, companions, my passion, to defend, to smell the grass as I do before games to motivate myself.

To see the stands full of people who love our profession, good people who just want to make us feel emotions, to forget the world and especially this world we live in, which is increasingly crazy.

The only thing I ask, THE ONLY THING, is for us to live – EVERYONE – in peace and to leave wars behind.

These days when I look at my wrist, swollen and badly wounded, you know what I feel? Pride. I look at it proudly, thinking that all the damage they wanted to do to us on Tuesday was limited to this.

Thanks to the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and people who are helping me recover.

To the thousands and thousands of people, media, organisations of all kinds, BVB and my colleagues, who have given me your support and affection.

However small it may be, It has filled me incredibly with the strength to ALWAYS continue. I needed to write and unburden myself and to settle everything so I can just think about getting back to 100% as soon as possible!

Lots of love,

Marc.

Fantastic. Darn it if we’re not welling up a bit here!

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