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Coleman - My injury nightmare
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Chris Coleman
Coleman battled for two years to save his career

Chris Coleman is back in football managing Fulham, the club he played his last game for.

He was forced to retire from playing after he broke his leg in two places and ruptured knee ligaments in a horrific car crash.

It was a devastating blow for the Welsh international who should have been at the peak of his career.

Coleman even made a remarkable comeback last May by coming on as a substitute in Wales' victory over Germany at the Millennium Stadium.

But the Fulham star was told by doctors in September that he would never play again.

He tells the Sport Academy about his gruelling and unsuccessful battle to regain his fitness.


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Introduction
The car crash
Repairing the damage
What's a skin graft?
My recovery
Mental strength
Back in action
Never give up

Chris Coleman
Club: Fulham - previously with Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Blackburn Rovers
Position: Defender
Age: 32
Date of Birth: 10 June 1970
Place of Birth: Swansea
International caps: 32


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