Eriksen explains his rehabilitation mindset

Sunday 26 March 2023 09:00

Christian Eriksen has reported his rehabilitation from injury is going well, during a new episode of our UTD Podcast series.

The playmaker discusses his ongoing recovery with hosts Helen Evans, Sam Homewood and David May in a compelling podcast that will be released in April.

Our recording took place at Carrington this week after Christian had posted a series of photos on Instagram that showed his recent progress. The Dane has moved on from a protective boot to trainers and now football boots.  

Eriksen has been out of action since suffering an injury during the Emirates FA Cup win over Reading at Old Trafford in January.

While his rehab is a gradual process that requires time and patience, he is optimistic he might still play a role in the season’s conclusion.

Speaking at a quieter-than-usual Carrington, owing to the international break, Christian began our podcast recording by providing an update on his progress. “I am very good thank you, very well thank you.

“It's very quiet at Carrington I would say, I haven't been here when it's this quiet. Maybe it was a bit similar when I signed and the whole team was in Australia. That was also very quiet. There is literally no-one here [laughs]. Nah, there are still a few people, but compared to normal there is nobody here.

“It is weird not being on international duty, you are normally away and now it's more the thing you are following your national team, and you are here instead of being with them. That is weird, but it has happened before so you get used to it. But, still, you enjoy it less.”
Asked about his Instagram post and, most importantly, his ongoing rehab, Eriksen continued: “Yeah, it is going well. I have just started being outside as you saw [on Instagram] with football boots on. 

“And then we take it from there, that is the next step. I have been in the gym for some weeks now and now it is time to do the next rehab session outside.”
Eriksen admitted it is never easy being injured, but his experience allows him to deal with it better than he used to.  “I think earlier in my career I would have taken it a lot harder than I do now,” he said.

“You learn later on that it's just part of your career. Sometimes you are lucky, sometimes you are not. With this one particularly, when I can't do anything myself, when somebody came on to me, the mindset is just getting back as soon as possible in a healthy, strong way and not to get any setbacks.”

Look out for Christian Eriksen’s UTD Podcast when it is released in April.

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