Marcus Rashford, a 23-year-old Manchester United footballer, has stated that he played through pain for Manchester United and England for 11 months before getting surgery on his damaged shoulder.
Rashford is nearing a return to football after helping Manchester United to the Europa League final last season and England to the final of Euro 2020.
He had surgery in August, but only after playing in discomfort for the better part of a year.
“My recuperation is – I wouldn’t say coming to an end because obviously I have to keep looking after it – but I’m in a much better place physically and psychologically,” Rashford told BBC Breakfast.
“Last year was a hard season for me; I acquired this injury at the end of September and it gradually worsened, but today I’m completely rid of it, and I feel lot better physically and mentally.”
Rashford has yet to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, his idol, who has returned to Manchester after 11 years with Real Madrid and Juventus, but he is confident in his ability to connect with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
“That’s a fantastic feeling for me, both as a player and as a supporter of the team.”
“It’s always good to see a club legend return to the fold. It’s a fantastic feeling to be back at Old Trafford with him, and it should give us a boost to start winning more titles “he stated