“I felt I was one big injury away from calling it a day. It runs through your head"
Teddy Bishop has spoken about his battle to overcome three years of injuries that left him considering his future in the game.
The Town midfielder burst on to the first-team scene in the 2014/15 season helping Blues to the Play-Offs but since then his progress has been hindered by a series of injuries.
He missed the second half of last term after having surgery but is back in the first-team now and looking to make up for lost time.
“The injuries have killed me. There were times when I felt ‘I don’t want to do this anymore. I can’t be dealing with another injury,’” said Teddy in an interview in Saturday’s matchday programme.
“I felt I was one big injury away from calling it a day. It runs through your head.
“When I was down I spoke to family, friends, my agent. They all helped me keep going through the bad days.
“I feel good now though. Having missed so much football I feel like I have got to make up for lost time. My agent said to me that the years I have missed, I have had no strain on my body so I will get them back at the end of my career. Hopefully my injuries are out of the way now and I can play until my late 30s.”
Read more from Teddy on his concerns over his Town future, how Paul Lambert is showing him moves he didn’t know existed on a football pitch and why he’s confident Blues can climb the table.