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Honduras int’l Najar returns from knee injury for Anderlecht
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 After being out of action for seven months with a knee injury, Honduras international Andy Najar (pictured) returned to action for Belgium's Anderlecht on November 27, 2016. (Photo courtesy of RSC Anderlecht)

BRUSSELS, Belgium – After a long injury layoff, Honduras international Andy Najar returned to first-team action for Anderlecht, coming on as a 56th-minute substitute for Kara Mbodji in a 7-0 Belgian league win over visiting Mouscron on Sunday.

The 23-year-old midfielder suffered an ACL tear early in a match against Club Brugge on April 17, 2016, and has been out since. 

"I feel good, feel great, feel amazing after seven months from injury to come and play a few minutes tonight. That’s amazing,” Najar said after the match. “When you hear the stadium saying your name, it’s a great, great feeling. It gives you confidence and I was so happy for that.

“I hope to continue getting minutes and hope I can get to my level again.” 

Najar has earned 33 caps for Honduras and scored the last of his four goals in a 1-1 draw against Panama in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Anderlecht currently sits sixth in the domestic table, five points behind first-place Zulte-Waregem.

 
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