Sports News of Friday, 7 July 2017
Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko has revealed that his desire to make a quick return to full fitness accounted for his delayed injury return.
The Eskisehirspor guardsman suffered a career threatening ankle injury against the Netherlands in the build up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The 29-year-old spent over two years on the treatment table due to setbacks during his rehabilitation.
According to the former Heart of Lions defender, it was his insistent desire to make a swift return to the pitch that culminated in his delayed return to action.
“I think I wanted to come back quickly and was a bit impatience,” he told FootballMadeInGhana.com.
“There were things I was supposed to do which I didn’t do. I didn’t listen to the doctors very well because I really wanted to come back quickly.”
“At the end of the day, I have learnt my lessons and I am now in a better position to deal with injuries when they come.”
Akaminko made a return to the Black Stars line-up in the 1-0 loss to El Tri of Mexico last month.