He probably knew directly, what happened. William kinked without the work of a counterpot in the test kick against Hans Rostock (1: 3) with the right knee, immediately went to the ground, pressed his head in the lawn, pointed to his changeover request, struck several times with the clenched fist in the other hand. Pain, anger and frustrating. One day later, the Brazilian had the bad certainty: He has re-communicated himself, so it communicates the VFL, heavy knee injury. That, sports director Marcel Schaefer with his protégé, is a very bitter thing for him.

Because William s knee case becomes a sad trilogy. Everything started on February 8, 2020, in the Wolfsburg home game against Fortuna Düsseldorf (1: 1), the outer defender in the duel with opponent Erik Tommy pulled a cruciate ligament in the left knee. For the second misfortune, it came to FC SHAKE 04 at the beginning of May this year during his lend, it happened in training, this time the cruciate ligament tore in the right knee. Again op, rehab again.

An extension was not planned regardless of the injury

Testspielniederlage gegen Hansa | Wolfsburg 1:3 Hansa Rostock | Highlights
His comeback on Wednesday against Rostock ended after only a few minutes, again the right knee is affected. When warming up reported coach Florian Krefeld, there had already been a small incident, William was deleted from the starting in the short term. After incoming checks of the VFL doctors, there was a green light for use by them as well as William themselves. The defense man made himself warm and celebrated his return, which ended abruptly.

How about William? We will support him the best possible, assures Schaefer. However, at the end of June, the contract ends with the Brazilian, which moved to VFL in 2017 from International Porto Alegre. An extension was not provided independently of the current situation. Also, because it pulls the player back home. Whether the 26-year-old can continue his career in Brazil, but is currently in the stars.