‘The Return of The King’ A News
Flash On My Injury By Ian Baldwin
I had a glorious Bunkies career. A record
of 2 runners up & 1 cup winners’ medals in only 2 seasons is not to be sniffed
at, even by one such as myself, famed for his runny nose and sinus problems.
Tragically this career was cut horribly short one fateful summers evening last
of you will recall, it was the last match of the 02/03 season, I can’t remember
whether Div 1 or Div 2, it matters not.
up against those attack minded dinosaurs, MK ED and I was striding around the
pitch like a young Liam Brady. My dear wife Denise had come along to watch me
play, for the first and, as it turned out, last time and I duly rewarded her by
scoring with a stunning strike after a few minutes or so.
So far so
good. But then disaster struck. As I surged down the left wing an
lunged in clumsily, trod on my foot and forced my knee to break in several
places as I crashed to the floor (well that’s what it felt like anyway).
only the bare six out that night, I struggled to my feet and manfully played on
for the boys, regardless of the searing pain I was suffering.
minutes later however my career was finished. With neither ball nor player
anywhere near me I turned to make a darting forward burst, only to be brought
violently to earth by some invisible force. My knee had given up the ghost once
and for all. Suppressing the urge to cry out in agony like a girl, I was helped
from the pitch and delivered into the loving arms of my wife, distraught with
worry on the sidelines.
think you’ll agree that that’s an accurate account of the events of that night,
and as you all know I’ve been out of action ever since.
point of this ‘newsflash’ is to let you all know that last Friday I finally got
an appointment to see my local quack. Having related the above tale to him, word
for word, I asked him for an opinion.
won’t be half as good without you’, came his wise response.
to cut a long story short, my GP is arranging for me to have a scan and see a
specialist etc etc.
just maybe, some time soon, you’ll be hailing ‘The Return of the King’.