As reported by the Chronicle, Newcastle United’s Rolando Aarons has opened up about his injury nightmare.
The youngster, who has missed the majority of this season, which many felt would be the making of him, said of his injury problems: “I’d be lying to you if I said there weren’t dark days.
“There was a time when I actually broke down in tears because I couldn’t get into a bathtub.
“I just couldn’t get in the tub. I ran the bath, but I couldn’t bend my knee.
“The pain was too much to actually lift my knee into the bath and then to get my other one in. I just couldn’t do it.
“It was so frustrating. I broke down in tears, and I needed everyone around me to help me through that stage.”
“I just looked at the situation. ‘How am I injured again?’ Stupid questions start coming into your head. It just gets a bit too much.”
“Out of everything, that’s what drove me to tears – getting into the bathtub.”
However, Aarons is back and appears more upbeat, ending on a positive note by adding: “I would love to get a game or two before the end of the season, to feel the atmosphere again and just play.
“But realistically, I’m just focused on getting training sessions in and getting back to playing football every single day.