Burnley midfielder Robbie Brady is delighted to be back playing again, but has admitted that he suffered some dark moments on the road to recovery after suffering a serious knee injury.
The former Manchester United youth player needed a couple of operations on his knee after a heavy clash with Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire last December.
Brady made his long awaited return to action for Burnley recently and is set to feature in the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming international fixtures against Northern Ireland and Denmark.
Speaking to the press ahead of these games the 26-year-old Dubliner has been opening up about the ups and downs of recovering from such a serious injury:
“I think the mind plays tricks on you all the time,” Brady said.
“At the start I was sort of feeling sorry for myself and thinking, ‘Why did it happen to me?’
“But there are a lot worse things happening in the world than me hurting my knee. You have ups and downs throughout the thing but you just have to get to grips with it.
“You forget how much you need your knee until you can’t bend it at all. It ended up healing too well and it got stuck, so I had to go back for a second mini operation, which put the bend back into it. Little things like that you don’t expect and are a bit annoying, but you have to deal with it.”