D’Ath: “I’m not injury prone, I’m just unlucky”

D’ath in action for Yeovil, Pic Courtesy Of Mike Kunz

Former Yeovil Town midfielder Lawson D’Ath has given a wonderful interview to The Grassroots Guy podcast about his career so far as well as chatting about his current injury status.

D’Ath tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his knee shortly before half time against Stockport County back in May, speaking to presenter Harry Purdy he explains that it’s be a series of niggles and knocks along side two longer term injuries that have hampered his second stint at Huish Park.

“At Yeovil, I ripped my groin off my pubic bone last season and then I done my ACL, it’s just weird, it’s bad luck I guess”

Despite his fairly positive attitude to his latest setback, the former Reading youngster admitted it’s not always been easy to stay positive, especially as his contract at Yeovil expired this summer.

“It’s hard, when I was in contract it was easier because, while i’m injured and is frustrating – I’ve always had an outlook on life where, I can’t affect it, all I can do is work hard to get back to being fit and being ready”

Darren Sarll has his head in his hands as Lawson D’Ath is attended to

“I have had moments where you stop and think about things like you do, that’s normal, then I have moments like ‘let’s go, work, work, work”

“But a little bit has come since I’ve been out of contract… I’m 28 years old, I have questioned just sacking it and getting a job, then when I get back fit maybe playing part time football – I did think about, but why would I throw everything away for an injury?”

D’Ath confirmed that he is still trying desperately hard to get back to full time football,

“It’s 9-months of my life, but if I can get back fit, I know I have something to offer still, to someone, and know that I’m good enough, more than good enough, especially at this level, to do it.”

The former Cheltenham and Exeter midfielder has confirmed that he’s enjoying the challenge of recovery and that whilst he’s still a long way away from being back on the pitch, taking it – literally – one step at a time.

Just last week, Yeovil manager Darren Sarll confirmed he was ‘desperate’ to see D’ath back in a Yeovil shirt in the new year, something which the man himself is still very much an option.

“They(Yeovil) have given me a place to stay, doing my rehab there and he (Sarll) said he wants to sign me when I get back fit, so I’ve got something – a goal – what will be will be when the time comes”

“Hopefully I can repay it back to the club and do well for them and get promoted”

To finish off the podcast, D’Ath confirmed that Darren Sarll was giving him the support he needs and a future opportunity, before finally naming Lee Collins as the best captain he’s ever played for as part of the quick fire questions finale.

Everyone at the Gloverscast would love to see a fit and firing Lawson D’ath back in the midfielder sooner rather than later!

Click on the Link below for the full Grassroots Guy podcast with Lawson D’ath

 


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