Tonight Jake Baldry will return to wear the Gloucester shirt after two years. His coach took the opportunity to track his amazing recovery
Wednesday Night Jake Baldry He will play his first official match With Gloucester two years later. As of November 14, 2020, the day of the remedied knee injury against Italy, the national team winger and cherry and white You must pledge Long and complicated road To be able to return to the field. A goal that at one point seemed far from being investigated.
“Coming back into play after all that Jake has been through is a massive thing – with all that has happened to him outside of rugby, it’s unbelievable that he is also back in action,” said Gloucester coach George Skivington, who delivered the Premier League rugby cup match against Worcester Warriors. ‘,” referring to the death of his 24-year-old brother of a heart attack in March.
“He took great challenges from that point of view and then also managed to get back the fitness to play in the Premier League. Now we need to bring him back to a level of intensity he hasn’t been used to in two years, and hopefully we can get the player he was back to,” said Skivington, but We have to be smart – if we are responsible, it will be good to see him on the field again.”
Then the coach described the mood of Baldry over the past few days. “He is very happy to be a rugby player again and we are trying a little bit to tame him and keep him tied up. He was so happy he played against Hartbury (with Gloucester B on 1st last September) and the whole team and we were all really happy that he passed that test. He is excited. truly “.
Although the situation now appears to be sloping, with the player seeming to only need to put minutes into their legs to regain the competition, things weren’t clear at first, Skvington recalls. “The early days were very difficult for Jake. Practically speaking, we were moving into uncharted territories, because there weren’t many other cases like him in our sport.”
“The first few months Jake was just trying to move on to try and figure out what could happen. But in the last six months there’s been a change of pace, and we’ve seen how determined he is to start over. There is no longer any doubt that he will come back, but in The start we were just thinking about getting him back to a decent level, and it didn’t matter for professional rugby.”
“And for those reasons you have to take your hat off in front of him. Starting from that injury and doing what he did in the last two years to get back to where he is now takes great mental determination.”
Bottom line, for Skivington “it’s absolutely amazing how he fought to get back,” but the head coach is also aware that he has to “control the beast” to get back to his full form. “It will be my responsibility, but in the meantime he is up and ready to take the field.”
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