Rafinha Alcântara's potential season-ending knee injury is certainly one of the saddest things we've seen so far. For every Barcelona fan, it's terrible news. It's even worse for Rafinha himself, and his family.
Thiago Alcântara, former Blaugrana and current Bayern Munich player, wrote a beautiful, heartfelt message to his little brother on Instagram. Thiago has had his share of terrible knee injuries throughout his career, and he definitely knows what Rafinha will go through.
"Now I finally understand when mom said 'I wish it was my knee and not yours'. Because that's what I'm feeling right now when I think of you and I'm sure mom will be feeling the same thing. People have always told us that we'd have to fight for our dreams, to put in the effort and persevere. But they never said the walls on the road would be this tall and slippery.
But I still want to climb one more wall with you, see how tall it is, and go through it together. This dream you were living was nothing but a dream, because what awaits you is bigger than you've ever imagined. I LOVE YOU"
That is really amazing. You're an awesome brother, Thiago.