Charlton Athletic striker Yann Kermorgant writes exclusively for the KM Group
Sitting on the sidelines is never enjoyable.
No injury is great, but those you receive in training are even
worse, particularly if they are complete accidents.
Unfortunately, I fractured my ankle in an innocuous incident in
training just before last month’s match against Ipswich.
I went to volley the ball and caught the foot, or maybe the
shin, of Dorian Dervite, another of our French players,
coincidentally. It wasn’t a bad challenge but I knew straight away
that it was me finished for at least a few days.
I had an X-ray straight away afterwards which didn’t show
anything nasty. Nothing seemed to be broken, so I left on crutches
and hoped that I would feel better soon.
Sadly, by Monday morning I was still unable to walk and that
meant a return to hospital for another scan.
This time, it was the MRI machine and unluckily for me it picked
up a fracture in my foot that means that I’m going to be ruled out
for up to three months.
Since I’ve been at Charlton, I know that I’ve gained a bit of a
reputation for playing on despite all of the injuries I receive
I remember one match, against Oldham Athletic, when I used up
almost all of the club’s supply of bandages because I had a head
wound that just wouldn’t stop bleeding.
I’ve often played through the pain barrier before but if you
can’t walk, you can’t play.
We got a good win against Ipswich Town and played well against
Blackburn Rovers before a disappointing defeat to Watford on
Tuesday night, when we did everything but score.
I’m enjoying being back in the Championship, but although,
unlike some of the other lads, I’ve played in this league before,
it’s completely different this time round.
This time, I’m really involved with the team and before getting
injured, I played all the time for Charlton.
We have had some up and down moments so far this season because
it’s a tough league.
Let’s hope for another up moment against Blackpool on
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