Manchester United defender Phil Jones revealed he went through hell and back during a long-term knee injury. The defender has not played for Manchester United since January 20 when he played in the FA Cup. He recently returned to first-team training after recovering from a knee operation. He is hopeful of a recovery soon and described the feeling as seeing the light at the end of a tunnel.
“I’ve been through hell and back over the last couple of years,” Manchester United defender Phil Jones said. “I struggled with my knee a little bit and (there) came a point after lockdown where I thought enough was enough. I kept myself in great shape over lockdown and came back. But I remember just training out here [at Carrington] and going into the doc and saying ‘enough’s enough. Unfortunately, there was going to be time off the pitch, which I knew was going to be difficult for me, but it was something that I had to do.”
“I think as a footballer, as a person, as a human being, that’s the lowest I probably ever felt in my life,” he added. “You try and get a balance between football and family life but it was so difficult going home and trying to look after the kids. You’re there, but you’re not there, you’re not present. It’s nice to get that balance back. Thankfully, I see the light at the end of the tunnel now and I’ve been back training, played a few behind-closed-doors games and I’m feeling really good at the minute.”