Soccer Player Terrence Boyd Calls His Return To The U.S. National Team As Being A Miracle
Soccer player Terrence Boyd, announced to the soccer news world that his return to the United State National team was a ‘miracle’. This is due to the fact that he has spent nearly two years away from the team as a result of a devastating injury. In fact, the injury that he sustained was so debilitating that he proclaimed that they were actually contemplating about the possibility of retiring at the young age of 25. At the time when he spoke about the possibility of retiring with his bosses in May 2015, he was still experiencing issues with his knees which derailed his chances of sustaining a successful career. This in itself sent shock waves throughout the soccer news world, as many fans wondered if he would ever return.
He also proclaimed that his girlfriend and his family members were overly concerned with him once he sustained his injuries. He was overly cornered as well because he said that if he stopped playing soccer, he didn’t know what he would be able to do to take care of his family. Terrence Boyd initially tore the ACL in his knee back in December 2014. After he tore the ACL in his knee, he subsequently experienced numerous complications which were caused by a cyst which was located in his calf, that lead to three additional surgeries. At that point, he proclaimed that he was in the midst of giving up all hopes of ever playing soccer entirely. However, he said within that very same month that his knee was in good shape again and he was able to move on and go to rehab. In his own words he described it as being a miracle.
As he continuously strove to rehabilitate his knees, he was then able to go to a full training camp this last number for his new club, where he managed to make a preseason goal in July, which gave him a well needed confidence boost. Even though he hasn’t made a match day roster, he has been playing in reserve games, some lasting for up to 90 minutes, as he gradually builds up his match fitness. He also proclaimed that at this point, he just needs to be in more games so that he can get comfortable with the pitch again as well as to gain his experience back.
But Terrence Boyd hasn’t just been going through his rehabilitative process alone, United States Coach – Jurgen Klinsmann – has been supervising his progress and even had a conversation with him over the phone once Terrance went back on the field. Terrence proclaimed that the coach told him that he was going to send another individual to see him play in person. Even though Boyd said it was “kind of weird”, he realized what his coach’s intentions were and called it a very kind and considerate act on his behalf, because the coach basically sent someone to watch him play to ensure that he would not sustain any more injuries.
In a closing statement he made to a prominent soccer news company, he said that he was very grateful for all the obstacles that he overcame which in itself was a humbling experience. He also said that once you overcome something that he went through, you appreciate everything even more so than you did before.