Gould likens injury to Mount Everest
Kaizer Chief’s Morgan Gould has likened the mental trauma of having to deal with his Achilles injury to Mount Everest, admitting he was left crying inside.
The defender was subjected to six months on the sidelines when he suffered a freak training ground accident which ruptured his Achilles tendon on the eve of the match against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Speaking for the first time since making his comeback against Black Leopards last week, Gould revealed the trials and tribulations he endured on his way back to recovery.
“So many things went through my mind [when it happened]. Dealing with the whole situation was like Mount Everest,” he divulged on Roberto Marawa’s show on Metro FM.
“I had just signed for a new team and the AFCON was coming up….
“I was crying inside. I had to cry, if I never cried I wouldn’t have been here today. When it happened I thought I had stood on something but it was too loud, it was like a gunshot. I tried to stand up and I couldn’t do it.
The injury forced Gould to miss out on this year’s African Cup of Nations in which Bafana Bafana made it through to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
“I was asking myself ‘Why me? Why now?’ But at the same time I thought it was water under the bridge, I am going to walk over it and be stronger from the situation I am in,” he added.
“From the operation day I worked hard, I had downs but I had a lot of ups too.”