‘One of the lowest times in my life’ – WI rising star Kyle Mayers talks battle to recover from career-threatening ankle injury

By Ricardo Chambers and Donald Oliver April 14, 2021

 

West Indies burgeoning talent, Kyle Mayers, has described recovering from a broken ankle, which he suffered in 2018, as one of the most difficult things he has had to overcome so far.

The 28-year-old double centurion picked up the devastating injury while training with the Windward Islands Volcanoes three years ago.  The situation left him out of the game for eight months and facing a long difficult path back to full fitness.

Things have worked out well for the player subsequently, but he admits, literally getting back on his feet, let alone getting to the type of form displayed in recent months, has not been an easy feat.

“It was really tough.  It was one of the lowest times in my cricket career and in my life,” Mayer’s told SportsMax.tv’s The Commentators Podcast.

“Being out of the game for so long and wanting to play.  At the time I was injured, I was feeling the best I could feel.  In terms of fitness and batting and bowling.  So, for me it was tough,” he added.

“Prior to that, I lost my selection in the A-team, which forced me to go out and try and become a better player.  At that time when I got injured, I felt like I was just there or about to be there so that in itself made it hard to take.

“Physically, obviously a broken ankle is difficult to recover from, with weight-bearing and stuff, being able to walk again and run again, it was very difficult.”

 

 

 

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