Here’s to next season

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It’s been four weeks since my crash and last Friday I had my first NHS appointment since seeing my private surgeon two weeks back, writes SIMON STEAD.

It gave me a chance to have a first look at the X-rays and scarring, and it was my first real insight into the extent of my injury.

I’ve been getting loads of questions about what I’ve actually done. Basically, the left, right and back of my ankle have been smashed and then both the tibia and fibula were snapped just above the ankle.

It’s a pretty nasty, time-consuming injury and I know it’s going to be a long road to recovery, but there are some positives.

My surgeon, Dr Blundell, was pleased with how the wounds were healing and it’s a lot neater than I expected! Although I won’t be weight-bearing for three months, the surgeon believes that my own personal goal of being fully fit for the start of next season is realistic.

It’s going to take extensive rehab and a lot of hard work, but the start of next season is definitely achievable.

I’m still supporting the Children’s Hospital and on Sunday they host their Bounce it Better world record attempt in Chesterfield. There is still time to sign up so check out http://www.peakfm.net/local/tchc/lets-bounce-for-make-it-better-day/ for details.

Thanks for all the support,